Bacterial cell wall: Thinking globally, actin locally

Jesus M. Eraso, William Margolin

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The bacterial actin-like protein MreB is thought to form a continuous helical polymer at the membrane to confer rod shape. Two new studies now show that MreB forms discrete dynamic patches that travel circumferentially.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)R628-R630
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number16
StatePublished - Aug 23 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)


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