Time course of PHB granule formation in R. eutropha with over-expression of phaP5. All preparations were performed as described in legend to Figure 1. Note, over-expression of phaP5 resulted in formation of two clusters of 2–5 individual PHB granules. Remarkably, most PHB granules were clearly detached from nucleoid region (arrowheads). Images were prepared from eYfp-PhaP5 over-expressing cells (except for (f) in which PhaM was over-expressed in strain H16) to directly compare with cells of Figure 7. No difference was detectable to R. eutropha H16 cells with over-expression of PhaP5. Incubation times in NB-gluconate medium for 0 min (a), 10 min (b), 20 min (c), 40 min (d), 90 min (e and f), 180 min (g). Bar 0.2 μm.
Wahl et al. BMC Microbiology 2012 12:262 doi:10.1186/1471-2180-12-262