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Fig. 6

From: Simulations suggest a constrictive force is required for Gram-negative bacterial cell division

Fig. 6

Cell wall synthesis in the presence of both a constrictive force and the make-before-break mechanism. a Representative snapshots of a simulation sequence: the constriction force caused an initial constriction, and new peptidoglycan (PG) was made underneath the existing network in complete hoops before crosslinks (highlighted in yellow) above the new hoops were cleaved. b A snapshot of the sacculus showing that constriction occurred upon insertion of new PG when the force per circumference Fc = 23.6pN/nm. c Profiles of the midcell radius with respect to the inserted amount of new PG. Each trace shows the average of four simulations. Error bars indicate standard deviation

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