Cell shape and cell-wall organization in Gram-negative bacteria.

  title={Cell shape and cell-wall organization in Gram-negative bacteria.},
  author={Kerwyn Casey Huang and Ranjan Mukhopadhyay and Bingni Wen and Zemer Gitai and Ned S. Wingreen},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={105 49},
In bacterial cells, the peptidoglycan cell wall is the stress-bearing structure that dictates cell shape. Although many molecular details of the composition and assembly of cell-wall components are known, how the network of peptidoglycan subunits is organized to give the cell shape during normal growth and how it is reorganized in response to damage or… CONTINUE READING