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Ronald Weiner

It can be added that, among prokaryotes budding also serves a disbursal function. Caulobacter was mentioned and Hyphomonas is another, perhaps more interesting, example. The mother cell actually "flings" its progeny buds away, freeing them to seek more fertile niches on aquatic substrata. The following is a "classical" article which
provides more information.

PM Zerfas, M Kessel, EJ Quintero, et al.
1997. Fine-structure evidence for cell membrane partitioning of the nucleoid and cytoplasm during bud formation in Hyphomonas species. J. Bacteriol. 179(1):148-156.


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