Off the wall

Elife. 2014 Nov 26:3:e05427. doi: 10.7554/eLife.05427.


Bacteria that grow and proliferate despite having been stripped of their cell wall may provide insights into how primordial cells could have propagated billions of years ago.

Keywords: B. subtilis; C. glutamicum; E. coli; L-forms; S. aureus; bacterial proliferation; cell biology; cell division; cell wall-free bacteria; infectious disease; microbiology.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Bacteria / cytology*
  • Cell Wall / metabolism*
  • L Forms / cytology*