Unusual features of the cell cycle in mycobacteria: polar-restricted growth and the snapping-model of cell division.

@article{Thanky2007UnusualFO,
  title={Unusual features of the cell cycle in mycobacteria: polar-restricted growth and the snapping-model of cell division.},
  author={Niren R Thanky and Douglas Brownlee Young and Brian D Robertson},
  journal={Tuberculosis},
  year={2007},
  volume={87 3},
  pages={
          231-6
        }
}
Cell division patterns in mycobacteria have been examined in order to further our understanding of how these important organisms grow in the apparent absence of key systems required for the growth of rod-shaped bacteria. Analysis of the distribution of cell lengths in the population during different phases of growth showed that the modal cell length decreases during later phases of growth, declining from 3.5 to 2.5 microm for Mycobacterium bovis BCG cells sampled in log phase and stationary… CONTINUE READING
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