Alexander J F Egan et al.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111(22), 8197-8202 (2014-05-14)
Bacteria surround their cytoplasmic membrane with an essential, stress-bearing peptidoglycan (PG) layer. Growing and dividing cells expand their PG layer by using membrane-anchored PG synthases, which are guided by dynamic cytoskeletal elements. In Escherichia coli, growth of the mainly single-layered