A new metabolic cell wall labeling method reveals peptidoglycan in Chlamydia trachomatis

@inproceedings{Liechti2014ANM,
  title={A new metabolic cell wall labeling method reveals peptidoglycan in Chlamydia trachomatis},
  author={George Liechti and Erkin Kuru and Edward A Hall and A. Kalinda and Yves V. Brun and Michael S VanNieuwenhze and Anthony T Maurelli},
  booktitle={Nature},
  year={2014}
}
Peptidoglycan (PG), an essential structure in the cell walls of the vast majority of bacteria, is critical for division and maintaining cell shape and hydrostatic pressure. Bacteria comprising the Chlamydiales were thought to be one of the few exceptions. Chlamydia harbour genes for PG biosynthesis and exhibit susceptibility to ‘anti-PG’ antibiotics, yet attempts to detect PG in any chlamydial species have proven unsuccessful (the ‘chlamydial anomaly’). We used a novel approach to metabolically… CONTINUE READING

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