UV irradiation and mitomycin C exposure trigger a protease-activity-dependent inhibition of cell division in Rhodobacter capsulatus, which begins about 2 h after the treatment is applied. UV irradiation also induces a dose-dependent mutagenesis with a maximal rate between 5 and 10 J m-2, with increased synthesis of a protein of M(r) approximately 30,000 between 2 and 3 h after UV irradiation. In addition, R. capsulatus has an efficient photoreactivation system that reverses the lethal effects of UV irradiation in the presence of intense visible light.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of General Microbiology|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Apr 1987|