Studies on Bacterial Nutrition: V. The Effect of Plant Tissue upon the Growth of Anaerobic Bacilli
Over the early 1920s, several researchers in Avery's laboratory at Rockefeller Hospital turned their attention to certain
bacteria, such as Bacillus influenzae, which had previously only been grown in media containing blood or blood derivatives.
Because of this, the bacteria were termed "hemophilic." In this final article resulting from a long series of studies
on bacterial nutrition that Avery conducted, first with Thjotta and then Hugh Morgan, the scientists found that the presence
of unheated plant tissue in the media resulted in the growth of certain anaerobic bacteria under aerobic conditions, likely
as a result of the presence of growth-related substances and oxidizing-reducing systems in the plant tissue that destroyed
toxic peroxides produced by the bacteria.
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1924-01 (January 1924)
Avery, Oswald T.
Morgan, Hugh J.
Periodical: Avery, Oswald T., and Hugh J. Morgan. "Studies on Bacterial Nutrition: V. The Effect of Plant Tissue upon the Growth of
Anaerobic Bacilli." Journal of Experimental Medicine 39, 2 (January 1924): 289-302. Article. 14 Images.
Rockefeller University Press
Reproduced from the Journal of Experimental Medicine, 1924, 39, 289-302, by copyright permission of the Rockefeller University
The "Sugar-Coated Microbe" and the Search for a Cure for Pneumonia, 1919-1929
Studies on Bacterial Nutrition: I. Growth of Bacillus Influenzae in Hemoglobin-Free Media (May 1921)
Studies on Bacterial Nutrition: II. Growth Accessory Substances in the Cultivation of Hemophilic Bacilli (June 1921)
Studies on Bacterial Nutrition: III. Plant Tissue, as a Source of Growth Accessory Substances, in the Cultivation of Bacillus
Influenzae (October 1921)
Studies on Bacterial Nutrition: IV. Effect of Plant Tissue upon Growth of Pneumococcus and Streptococcus (July 1923)
Growth-Inhibitory Substances in Pneumococcus Cultures (February 1924)