© 1993

Bacterial Growth and Lysis

Metabolism and Structure of the Bacterial Sacculus

  • M. A. de Pedro
  • J.-V. Höltje
  • W. Löffelhardt

Part of the Federation of European Microbiological Societies Symposium Series book series (FEMS, volume 65)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Opening Lecture

  3. Structure and Chemistry

    1. Harald Labischinski, Michael Hochberg, Thomas Sidow, Heinrich Maidhof, Uta Henze, Brigitte Berger-Bächi et al.
      Pages 9-21
    2. Günter Allmaier, Erich R. Schmid
      Pages 23-30
    3. Ernst Pittenauer, Marta Caparros Rodriguez, Miguel A. dePedro, Günter Allmaier, Erich R. Schmid
      Pages 31-38
    4. Beatrix Pfanzagl, Ernst Pittenauer, Günter Allmaier, Jorge Martinez, Jose Berenguer, Erich R. Schmid et al.
      Pages 47-55
    5. Didier Blanot, Geneviève Auger, Dominique Liger, Jean van Heijenoort
      Pages 71-75
    6. Anthony J. Clarke, Steve Gyorffy, James W. Chase
      Pages 83-89
    7. Iñigo Lasa, José R. Castón, Luis A. Fernández-Herrero, Myrian de Grado, Garbiñe Olabarría, José L. Carrascosa et al.
      Pages 99-104
    8. Paul Messner, Margit Sára, Dietmar Pum, Uwe B. Sleytr
      Pages 105-117
  4. Biosynthesis and Maturation

    1. Jean van Heijenoort, Dominique Mengin-Lecreulx, Yveline van Heijenoort, Didier Blanot, Bernard Flouret, Catherine Michaud et al.
      Pages 127-138
    2. Marta Caparrós, José C. Quintela, José I. Leguina, Miguel A. de Pedro
      Pages 147-160
    3. Stephen Cooper, David Gally, Yuko Suneoka, Melissa Penwell, Kelly Caldwell, Kelvin Bray
      Pages 161-168

About this book


This volume is based on a FEMS Symposium entitled "Bacterial Growth and Lysis: Metabolism and Structure of the Bacterial Sacculus" held at the Monastery of Lluc (Mallorca, Spain) on 5-10 April, 1992. The goals of the symposium were to assess the present state of knowledge on the structure and physiology of the bacterial murein sacculus, and to develop new hypotheses and strategies to promote further development of the field. Consequently, the contributions compiled in this volume include broadly different approaches, from the introduction of new analytical methods to the presentation of provocative models for cell wall growth and division. Structural, biochemical, and genetic aspects are widely covered with special emphasis on the enzymology and regulation of murein hydrolases (autolysins). Comprehensive reviews on bacterial S­ layers and yeast cell walls are included to stimulate conceptual cross-feeding with these closely related topics. We believe that this book will provide the reader with a useful and up-to-date review of the topic. We would feel deeply rewarded by any positive influence this book may have on the future progress of the field, whereby all the scientific credit for it should be given to the authors of the excellent contributions presented.


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Editors and affiliations

  • M. A. de Pedro
    • 1
  • J.-V. Höltje
    • 2
  • W. Löffelhardt
    • 3
  1. 1.Centro de Biología MolecularCSIC-UAMMadridSpain
  2. 2.Max-Planck-Institut für EntwicklungsbiologieTübingenGermany
  3. 3.Institut für Allgemeine BiochemieUniversität WienWienAustria

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