The peptidoglycan sacculus of Myxococcus xanthus has unusual structural features and is degraded during glycerol-induced myxospore development.

@article{Bui2009ThePS,
  title={The peptidoglycan sacculus of Myxococcus xanthus has unusual structural features and is degraded during glycerol-induced myxospore development.},
  author={Nhat Bui and Joe Gray and Heinz J. Schwarz and Peter Schumann and Didier Blanot and Waldemar Vollmer},
  journal={Journal of bacteriology},
  year={2009},
  volume={191 2},
  pages={494-505}
}
Upon nutrient limitation cells of the swarming soil bacterium Myxococcus xanthus form a multicellular fruiting body in which a fraction of the cells develop into myxospores. Spore development includes the transition from a rod-shaped vegetative cell to a spherical myxospore and so is expected to be accompanied by changes in the bacterial cell envelope. Peptidoglycan is the shape-determining structure in the cell envelope of most bacteria, including myxobacteria. We analyzed the composition of… CONTINUE READING

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