Time course of PHB granule formation in R. eutropha with over-expression of PhaM or eYfp-PhaM. All preparations were performed as described in legend to Figure. 1. Note, over-expression of PhaM resulted in formation of an increased number of small PHB granules. PHB granules generally were in close contact to nucleoid region. Strain H16 with over-expression of PhaM in (a, 0 min; c, 10 min; f, 40 min; h, 60 min; k, 240 min). Strain HF 39 (with over-expression of eYfp-PhaM) (b, 0 min; d, 10 min; e, 20 min; g, 40 min; i, 90 min; j, 180 min). Bar 0.2 μm.
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