The new bacterial cell biology: Moving parts and subcellular architecture

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Recent advances have demonstrated that bacterial cells have an exquisitely organized and dynamic subcellular architecture. Like their eukaryotic counterparts, bacteria employ a full complement of cytoskeletal proteins, localize proteins and DNA to specific subcellular addresses at specific times, and use intercellular signaling to coordinate multicellular events. The striking conceptual and molecular similarities between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell biology thus make bacteria powerful model systems for studying fundamental cellular questions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)577-586
Number of pages10
Issue number5
StatePublished - Mar 11 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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