Microbiology: Peeling Back the Layers of Bacterial Envelope Mechanics.

TitleMicrobiology: Peeling Back the Layers of Bacterial Envelope Mechanics.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsShaevitz, JW
JournalCurr Biol
Volume28
Issue20
PaginationR1210-R1211
Date Published2018 10 22
ISSN1879-0445
KeywordsBacteria, Cell Membrane, Cell Wall, Gram-Negative Bacteria, Weight-Bearing
Abstract

<p>The Gram-negative cell envelope has two important mechanical elements. Whereas the cell wall bears the brunt of the turgor pressure during normal growth, the outer membrane also provides necessary rigidity under physical stress.</p>

DOI10.1016/j.cub.2018.09.023
Alternate JournalCurr. Biol.
PubMed ID30352194