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Cell shape determination is intimately linked to cell wall synthesis. The proteins involved in both functions interact in the cell wall biosynthetic complex.

Genes in this functional category

Important Original Publications

Enrique R Rojas, Kerwyn Casey Huang, Julie A Theriot
Homeostatic Cell Growth Is Accomplished Mechanically through Membrane Tension Inhibition of Cell-Wall Synthesis.
Cell Syst: 2017, 5(6);578-590.e6
[PubMed:29203279] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (P p)

Sattar Taheri-Araghi, Serena Bradde, John T Sauls, Norbert S Hill, Petra A Levin, Johan Paulsson, Massimo Vergassola, Suckjoon Jun
Cell-size control and homeostasis in bacteria.
Curr. Biol.: 2015, 25(3);385-391
[PubMed:25544609] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I p)

Siyuan Wang, Leon Furchtgott, Kerwyn Casey Huang, Joshua W Shaevitz
Helical insertion of peptidoglycan produces chiral ordering of the bacterial cell wall.
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A.: 2012, 109(10);E595-604
[PubMed:22343529] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I p)

Ethan C Garner, Remi Bernard, Wenqin Wang, Xiaowei Zhuang, David Z Rudner, Tim Mitchison
Coupled, circumferential motions of the cell wall synthesis machinery and MreB filaments in B. subtilis.
Science: 2011, 333(6039);222-5
[PubMed:21636745] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I p)

Julia Domínguez-Escobar, Arnaud Chastanet, Alvaro H Crevenna, Vincent Fromion, Roland Wedlich-Söldner, Rut Carballido-López
Processive movement of MreB-associated cell wall biosynthetic complexes in bacteria.
Science: 2011, 333(6039);225-8
[PubMed:21636744] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I p)

Important Reviews

Amelia M Randich, Yves V Brun
Molecular mechanisms for the evolution of bacterial morphologies and growth modes.
Front Microbiol: 2015, 6;580
[PubMed:26106381] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (P e)

Ye-Jin Eun, Mrinal Kapoor, Saman Hussain, Ethan C Garner
Bacterial Filament Systems: Toward Understanding Their Emergent Behavior and Cellular Functions.
J. Biol. Chem.: 2015, 290(28);17181-9
[PubMed:25957405] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I p)

Orietta Massidda, Linda Nováková, Waldemar Vollmer
From models to pathogens: how much have we learned about Streptococcus pneumoniae cell division?
Environ. Microbiol.: 2013, 15(12);3133-57
[PubMed:23848140] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I p)

Arnaud Chastanet, Rut Carballido-Lopez
The actin-like MreB proteins in Bacillus subtilis: a new turn.
Front Biosci (Schol Ed): 2012, 4;1582-606
[PubMed:22652894] [WorldCat.org] (I e)

Sven van Teeffelen, Zemer Gitai
Rotate into shape: MreB and bacterial morphogenesis.
EMBO J.: 2011, 30(24);4856-7
[PubMed:22166997] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I e)

Michael Ingerson-Mahar, Zemer Gitai
A growing family: the expanding universe of the bacterial cytoskeleton.
FEMS Microbiol. Rev.: 2012, 36(1);256-66
[PubMed:22092065] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I p)

Rachael M Barry, Zemer Gitai
Self-assembling enzymes and the origins of the cytoskeleton.
Curr. Opin. Microbiol.: 2011, 14(6);704-11
[PubMed:22014508] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I p)

Johann Mignolet, Patrick H Viollier
A sweet twist gets Bacillus into shape.
Mol. Microbiol.: 2011, 80(2);283-5
[PubMed:21371139] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I p)

Matthew T Cabeen, Christine Jacobs-Wagner
The bacterial cytoskeleton.
Annu. Rev. Genet.: 2010, 44;365-92
[PubMed:21047262] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I p)

Kevin D Young
Bacterial shape: two-dimensional questions and possibilities.
Annu. Rev. Microbiol.: 2010, 64;223-40
[PubMed:20825347] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I p)

Rut Carballido-López, Alex Formstone
Shape determination in Bacillus subtilis.
Curr. Opin. Microbiol.: 2007, 10(6);611-6
[PubMed:17981078] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (P p)

George C Stewart
Taking shape: control of bacterial cell wall biosynthesis.
Mol. Microbiol.: 2005, 57(5);1177-81
[PubMed:16101993] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (P p)

Jakob Møller-Jensen, Jan Löwe
Increasing complexity of the bacterial cytoskeleton.
Curr. Opin. Cell Biol.: 2005, 17(1);75-81
[PubMed:15661522] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (P p)

Kevin D Young
Bacterial shape.
Mol. Microbiol.: 2003, 49(3);571-80
[PubMed:12914007] [WorldCat.org] (P p)

Lucy Shapiro, Harley H McAdams, Richard Losick
Generating and exploiting polarity in bacteria.
Science: 2002, 298(5600);1942-6
[PubMed:12471245] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I p)

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