Bacterial morphogenesis and the enigmatic MreB helix

  title={Bacterial morphogenesis and the enigmatic MreB helix},
  author={Jeff Errington},
  journal={Nature Reviews Microbiology},
Work over the past decade has highlighted the pivotal role of the actin-like MreB family of proteins in the determination and maintenance of rod cell shape in bacteria. Early images of MreB localization revealed long helical filaments, which were suggestive of a direct role in governing cell wall architecture. However, several more recent, higher-resolution studies have questioned the existence or importance of the helical structures. In this Opinion article, I navigate a path through these… CONTINUE READING
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