Polyhedral organelles compartmenting bacterial metabolic processes

  title={Polyhedral organelles compartmenting bacterial metabolic processes},
  author={Thomas A. Bobik},
  journal={Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology},
  • T. Bobik
  • Published 9 March 2006
  • Biology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
Bacterial polyhedral organelles are extremely large macromolecular complexes consisting of metabolic enzymes encased within a multiprotein shell that is somewhat reminiscent of a viral capsid. Recent investigations suggest that polyhedral organelles are widely used by bacteria for optimizing metabolic processes. The distribution and diversity of these unique structures has been underestimated because many are not formed during growth on standard laboratory media and because electron microscopy… 

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