Cellular microbiology

Cellular microbiology is the scientific study of the functions and properties of microbial cells. This discipline combines techniques and approaches of classic cell biology and microbiology.

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    This study shows that a subpopulation of bacteria assumes a hypermutable phenotype during antibiotic treatment, which accelerates resistance development.

    • Ursula Hofer
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    This study shows that under nutrient-depleted conditions, γ-proteobacteria eject their flagellar hook, distal rod and filament and that relics of these ejected flagella are retained at old cell poles.

    • Andrea Du Toit
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    This study reports that the intracellular c-di-GMP levels are reduced in Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serovar Typhimurium during infection of macrophages to promote survival.

    • Andrea Du Toit
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    This study found that when filamentous actinomycetes are exposed to osmotic stress they extrude previously undetected cell wall-deficient cells, termed S-cells, that enable actinomycetes to thrive under hyperosmotic stress conditions.

    • Andrea Du Toit