Cell Wall Remodeling of Staphylococcus aureus in Live Caenorhabditis elegans.

Peptidoglycan (PG) scaffolds are critical components of bacterial cell walls. They counter internal turgor pressure to prevent lysis and protect against external insults. It was recently discovered that various types of bacteria release large quantities of PG building blocks (d-amino acids) into their surrounding medium. Contrarily, cultured bacteria were… (More)