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The bacterial cell wall takes centre stage

An unexpected function has been assigned to part of the molecular machinery that synthesizes the bacterial cell wall — a dramatic shift in our understanding that may have major implications for antibiotic development. See Article p.634

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Figure 1: Models of peptidoglycan synthesis in bacterial cell walls.

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Young, K. The bacterial cell wall takes centre stage. Nature 537, 622–624 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/537622a

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