Special Issue "Bacterial Cell Wall"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 July 2023) | Viewed by 1302
The bacterial cell wall is a complex structure that is essential for bacteria as a protective barrier. In gram-positive bacteria, the main component of cell wall is a relative thick peptidoglycan layer, where other wall polymers are attached. In contrast, the peptidoglycan layer of gram-negative bacteria is relative thin. An outer membrane is located outside of peptidoglycan layer of gram-negative bacteria. The peptidoglycan layer is linked to the outer membrane by peptidoglycan-associated outer membrane proteins. The bacterial cell wall is responsible for maintenance of cell shape and structural integrity, which is critical for cell growth and division. Moreover, formation of peptidoglycan, the main component of bacterial cell wall, is usually the target of antibiotics.
In this Special Issue of Microorganisms, we would like to invite the submission of papers, in the form of original research papers or reviews, that are related with study concerning any aspects of the bacterial cell wall.
Prof. Dr. Hainan Su
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