Antibiotic-induced bacterial cell death exhibits physiological and biochemical hallmarks of apoptosis.

Abstract

Programmed cell death is a gene-directed process involved in the development and homeostasis of multicellular organisms. The most common mode of programmed cell death is apoptosis, which is characterized by a stereotypical set of biochemical and morphological hallmarks. Here we report that Escherichia coli also exhibit characteristic markers of apoptosis… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.molcel.2012.04.027

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