Spheroplast - definition of spheroplast by The Free Dictionary
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spher·o·plast (sfîr′ə-plăst′, sfĕr′-)
A bacterial cell whose cell wall has been degraded, often by the action of an antibiotic or a lysozyme, causing the cell to assume a spherical shape.
(Biology) a bacteria or cell with a deficient cell wall
sphe•ro•plast (ˈsfɪər əˌplæst, ˈsfɛr-)
a Gram-negative bacterial cell with a cell wall that has been altered or is partly missing, resulting in a spherical shape.
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Formation and cultivation of Borrelia burgdorferi spheroplast
4), 50U lyticase/zymolyase (ICN Chemicals, USA) and 10 [micro]l of [beta]-mercaptoethanol were added to the prewashed cells and incubated at 37 [degrees] C (100 rpm) for 30 min until spheroplast
They stuck a pipette onto the spheroplast
and applied suction to the membrane as they looked for tiny currents flowing across the membrane.
suspension was supplemented with 3mL of 8% SDS in TES buffer and incubated at 68[degrees]C for 10min.