Effect of magnesium on the physiology of Staphylococcus aureus.

K. G. Bhat, K. M. Joseph, P. G. Shivananda

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The role of magnesium (Mg2+) in the metabolism of Staphylococcus aureus was studied using a chemically defined medium. At least 0.01 mM Mg2+ was required for any growth of S. aureus. Increasing concentration of Mg2+ up to 1.6mM steadily increased the bacterial growth. Glucose utilisation and acid production were also influenced by Mg2+. Excessive cobalt (Co2+) and zinc (Zn2+) were inhibitory to S. aureus growth and Mg2+ could reverse the inhibitory effect.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)274-276
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Journal of Experimental Biology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01-04-1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology


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