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Peptidoglycan Synthesis and Rod Shape Maintenance in Mycobacteria
Bacteria surround themselves with a cell wall whose foundation is a layer called peptidoglycan. Peptidoglycan is a mesh of linear glycan strands that are linked together by short peptide side chains. As a crucial bacterial ...
Gut and Tissue Microbiome Biogeography and Its Response to Environmental Perturbation
The symbiotic relationship between the host and its microbiome, which is composed of trillions of bacteria, archaea, viruses, and fungi, is essential for the host to maintain health. In the past two decades, the intestinal ...