Bacterial evolution: rewiring modules to get in shape.

Citation:

Persat, Alexandre, and Zemer Gitai. “Bacterial evolution: rewiring modules to get in shape.”. Curr Biol 24.11 (2014): , 24, 11, R522-4. Web.

Date Published:

2014 Jun 02

ISSN:

1879-0445

Abstract:

Bacterial species take on a wide variety of shapes, but the mechanisms by which specific shapes evolve have remained poorly understood. A recent study demonstrates that two Asticcacaulis species repurposed an ancestral regulatory protein to rewire the modules of stalk regulation, localization, and synthesis, thereby generating new shapes.

DOI:

10.1016/j.cub.2014.04.022

Alternate Journal:

Curr. Biol.
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