Mechanical strain-sensing implicated in cell shape recovery in Escherichia coli

  title={Mechanical strain-sensing implicated in cell shape recovery in Escherichia coli},
  author={Felix Wong and Lars D Renner and Gizem {\"O}zbaykal and Jayson Paulose and Douglas B. Weibel and Sven van Teeffelen and Ariel Amir},
  booktitle={Nature Microbiology},
The shapes of most bacteria are imparted by the structures of their peptidoglycan cell walls, which are determined by many dynamic processes that can be described on various length scales ranging from short-range glycan insertions to cellular-scale elasticity1–11. Understanding the mechanisms that maintain stable, rod-like morphologies in certain bacteria has proved to be challenging due to an incomplete understanding of the feedback between growth and the elastic and geometric properties of… CONTINUE READING
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