Bacterial evolution: rewiring modules to get in shape

Bacterial species take on a wide variety of shapes, but the mechanisms by which specific shapes evolve have remained poorly understood. A recent study demonstrates that two Asticcacaulis species repurposed an ancestral regulatory protein to rewire the modules of stalk regulation, localization, and synthesis, thereby generating new shapes.


Published in:
Current biology : CB, 24, 11, R522-4
Year:
2014
ISSN:
1879-0445
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Note:
Comment on: Sequential evolution of bacterial morphology by co-option of a developmental regulator. [Nature. 2014]
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