Roles of cytoskeletal proteins in the predatory life cycle of Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus
Fenton, Andrew Karl (2010) Roles of cytoskeletal proteins in the predatory life cycle of Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.
Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus are small, predatory bacteria that grow within the periplasmic space of a host bacterium. Bdellovibrio has a biphasic life-cycle switching from a uni-nucleoid, growth-senescent ‘attack-phase’ to a novel, multi-nucleoid filamentous ‘growth-phase’, which elongates and divides, growing saprophytically within the periplasmic space of their prey. Little is known to date about Bdellovibrio developmental processes and cell division within this periplasmic niche.
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