spheroplast


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spheroplast

[′sfir·ə‚plast]
(cell and molecular biology)
A plant cell which possesses only a partial or modified cell wall.
(microbiology)
A bacterial cell that assumes a spherical shape due to partial or complete absence of the wall.
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One of the labs working with spheroplasts was led by Ching Kung, PhD, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
The resulting spheroplasts were harvested by centrifugation (13000xg at 4[degrees]C) and the supernatant, referred to as the periplasmic fraction, was recovered.
Samples were incubated for 20 min at 30[degrees]C with gentle agitation to facilitate the formation of spheroplasts.
Susceptibility of bacteria and complete spheroplasts of Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Salmonella Typhi to rolliniastatin-2.