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Pleiomorphism in Mycobacterium
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Biology, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Chemical Biology.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Biology, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Microbiology.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Biology, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Chemical Biology.
2012 (English)In: Advances in Applied Microbiology, Vol 80, ELSEVIER ACADEMIC PRESS INC , 2012, 81-112 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Morphological variants in mycobacterial cultures under different growth conditions, including aging of the culture, have been shown to include fibrous aggregates, biofilms, coccoids, and spores. Here we discuss the diversity in shape and size changes demonstrated by bacterial cells with special reference to pleiomorphism observed in Mycobacterium spp. in response to nutritional and other environmental stresses. Inherent asymmetry in cell division and compartmentalization of cell interior under different growth conditions might contribute toward the observed pleiomorphism in mycobacteria. The regulatory genes comprising the bacterial signaling pathway responsible for initiating morphogenesis are speculated upon from bioinformatic identifications of genes for known sensors, kinases, and phosphatases existing in mycobacterial genomes as well as on the basis of what is known in other bacteria.

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ELSEVIER ACADEMIC PRESS INC , 2012. 81-112 p.
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Advances in Applied Microbiology, ISSN 0065-2164 ; 80
Keyword [en]
actinobacteria, mycobacterium, cell shape and morphology, cell division, sporulation
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Natural Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-184745DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-394381-1.00004-0ISI: 000308195800004ISBN: 978-0-12-394381-1 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-184745DiVA: diva2:567892
Available from: 2012-11-14 Created: 2012-11-13 Last updated: 2012-11-14Bibliographically approved

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Kirsebom, Leif A.Dasgupta, SantanuPettersson, Fredrik M. Brännvall

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