Cytology and Morphogenesis of the Prokaryotic Cell
The peptidoglycan sacculus of a bacterial cell which is located at the outside of the cytoplasmic membrane is considered to be the load-bearing structure of Gram-positive and Gram-negative eubacteria. Numerous reports over the last few years based on electron microscopic analysis of freeze-substituted thin-sectioned cells and pulsed addition of radiolabeled diaminopimelic acid to growing cells have improved our knowledge concerning fine structural aspects and cell wall assembly processes.
KeywordsStressed Bond Diaminopimelic Acid Wedge Disclinations Crystalline Surface Layer Flagellar Base
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- Anthony C (1988) In: Anthony C (ed) Bacterial energy transduction. Academic Press, London, pp 293–316.Google Scholar
- Behmlander RM, Dworkin M (1991) J Bacterid 173: 7810–7821.Google Scholar
- Beveridge TJ, Sprott GD, Whippey P (1991) JBacteriol 173: 130–140.Google Scholar
- Cooper S (1991a) Bacterial growth and division. Academic Press, San Diego.Google Scholar
- Gaily DL, Hancock IC, Harwood CR, Archibald AR (1991a) J Bacteriol 173: 2548–2555.Google Scholar