Cell biology: Bacteria's new bones

Abstract

Long dismissed as featureless, disorganized sacks, bacteria are now revealing a multitude of elegant internal structures. Ewen Callaway investigates a new field in cell biology. N early a decade ago Jeff Errington, a microbiologist at Newcastle University in England, was toying with a strange bacterial protein known as MreB. Take it away from microbes, and… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/451124a

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