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Treadmilling runs bacterial division - Nature.com


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In most bacteria, cytokinesis is initiated by the Z ring, which is a cytoskeletal structure that assembles through the polymerization of the tubulin-related GTPase FtsZ and the actin homologue FtsA at the cytoplasmic leaflet of the bacterial membrane ...

Persisters running out of energy - Nature.com


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Persisters are multidrug-tolerant cells in a bacterial population that have been linked to chronic infections. In Escherichia coli it was proposed that the stress response and the mRNA interferase toxin–antitoxins may contribute to the formation of ...

Macro or micro? Fight looms over evolution's essence - Cosmos


Cosmos
Macroevolution, mostly concerned with extinct species, is the study of large-scale evolutionary phenomena across vast time spans. By contrast, microevolution focusses on evolution in individuals and species over shorter periods, and is the realm of ...

Phages and the Evolution of Bacterial Pathogens: from Genomic Rearrangements to Lysogenic Conversion

Rockville - United States

Research paper by Harald Br+-ssow, Carlos Canchaya and Wolf-Dietrich Hardt presenting the available genomics and biological data on prophages from bacterial pathogens, in an evolutionary framework.

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