Branching and intercellular communication in the Section V cyanobacterium Mastigocladus laminosus, a complex multicellular prokaryote

@article{Nrnberg2014BranchingAI,
  title={Branching and intercellular communication in the Section V cyanobacterium Mastigocladus laminosus, a complex multicellular prokaryote},
  author={Dennis J. N{\"u}rnberg and Vicente Mariscal and Jamie Caitlin Parker and Giulia Mastroianni and Enrique Flores and Conrad W. Mullineaux},
  journal={Molecular Microbiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={91}
}
The filamentous Section V cyanobacterium Mastigocladus laminosus is one of the most morphologically complex prokaryotes. It exhibits cellular division in multiple planes, resulting in the formation of true branches, and cell differentiation into heterocysts, hormogonia and necridia. Here, we investigate branch formation and intercellular communication in M. laminosus. Monitoring of membrane rearrangement suggests that branch formation results from a randomized direction of cell growth… Expand
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