Wall Teichoic Acid, Peptidoglycan Synthesis and Morphogenesis in Bacillus Subtilis

  • Harold M. Pooley
  • François-Xavier Abellan
  • Dimitri Karamata
Part of the Federation of European Microbiological Societies Symposium Series book series (FEMS, volume 65)


Ever since morphological mutants in several rod-shaped bacteria were isolated (Boylan and Mendelson, 1969; Rogers et al., 1970; Satta et al., 1969), the question of cell shape maintenance has been and remains a central one. We examine a possible role in cell morphogenesis of the interdependence of the syntheses of peptidoglycan and other cell wall components.


Bacillus Subtilis Cell Elongation Cell Length Teichoic Acid Cell Morphogenesis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Harold M. Pooley
    • 1
  • François-Xavier Abellan
    • 1
  • Dimitri Karamata
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut de génétique et de biologie microbiennesLausanneSwitzerland

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