The relA homolog of Mycobacterium smegmatis affects cell appearance, viability, and gene expression.

@article{Dahl2005TheRH,
  title={The relA homolog of Mycobacterium smegmatis affects cell appearance, viability, and gene expression.},
  author={John L. Dahl and Kriti Arora and Helena I. M. Boshoff and Danelle C Whiteford and Sophia A. Pacheco and Olaus J Walsh and Dalia Lau-Bonilla and William B. Davis and Anthony G. Garza},
  journal={Journal of bacteriology},
  year={2005},
  volume={187 7},
  pages={2439-47}
}
The modification of metabolic pathways to allow for a dormant lifestyle appears to be an important feature for the survival of pathogenic bacteria within their host. One regulatory mechanism for persistent Mycobacterium tuberculosis infections is the stringent response. In this study, we analyze the stringent response of a nonpathogenic, saprophytic mycobacterial species, Mycobacterium smegmatis. The use of M. smegmatis as a tool for studying the mycobacterial stringent response was… CONTINUE READING

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 25 extracted citations

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…