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Curr Biol. 2016 Nov 7;26(21):R1158-R1160. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2016.09.028.

Bacterial Surfaces: The Wall that SEDS Built.

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1
Institute for Pharmaceutical Microbiology, University of Bonn, Meckenheimer Allee 168, 53115 Bonn, Germany. Electronic address: bhenrich@uni-bonn.de.
2
Institute for Pharmaceutical Microbiology, University of Bonn, Meckenheimer Allee 168, 53115 Bonn, Germany.
3
Department of Microbiology and Molecular Medicine, Institute of Genetics and Genomics in Geneva (iGE3), University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland. Electronic address: patrick.viollier@unige.ch.

Abstract

Peptidoglycan is an essential macromolecule that forms the bacterial cell wall. The recent discovery of new cell wall-polymerizing enzymes not only illuminates the basic biology and evolution of prokaryotes but also provides new targets for the development of antibacterials to combat drug-resistant pathogens.

PMID:
27825456
DOI:
10.1016/j.cub.2016.09.028
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