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Bacterial physiology: Life minus Z

Nature Microbiology volume 1, Article number: 16121 (2016) | Download Citation

The surprising discovery of viable mutants that retain a peptidoglycan cell wall but lack the essential director of normal cytokinesis, FtsZ, reveals that Escherichia coli can proliferate in a completely unexpected manner.

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  1. Piet A. J. de Boer is in the Department of Molecular Biology & Microbiology, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 44106-4960, USA.

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