Science Progress

Articles from Vol. 90, No. 2-3, Summer

Illuminating Cellular Physiology: Recent Developments
ABSTRACT Bioluminescent methods are gaining more and more attention among scientists due to their sensitivity, selectivity and simplicity; coupled with the fact that the bioluminescence can be monitored both in vitro and in vivo. Since the discovery...
Intracellular Cytoskeletal Elements and Cytoskeletons in Bacteria
ABSTRACT Within a short period of time after the discovery of bacterial cytoskletons, major progress had been made in areas such as general spatial layout of cytoskeletons, their involvement in a variety of cell functions (shape control, cell division,...
Major Microbiology Research Areas and Techniques: Cell Division, Cytoskeleton, Stationary-Phase and Bioluminescence
This issue is the second part of our special series on recent insights into microbial physiology. This part explores advancements in established aspects of microbial physiology such as cell division and bioluminescence, but also highlights recent discoveries...
Of the Morphogenes That Make a Ring, a Rod and a Sphere in Escherichia Coli
ABSTRACT In 1993, William Donachie wrote "The success of molecular genetics in the study of bacterial cell division has been so great that we find ourselves, armed with much greater knowledge of detail, confronted once again with the same naive...
The [[Sigma].Sup.S] Subunit of RNA Polymerase as a Signal Integrator and Network Master Regulator in the General Stress Response in Escherichia Coli
ABSTRACT The [[sigma].sup.S] (RpoS) subunit of RNA polymerase in Escherichia coli is a key master regulator which allows this bacterial model organism and important pathogen to adapt to and survive environmentally rough times. While hardly present...