Structural studies of enzymes regulating bacterial life style and cell wall biogenesis
Chen, Ming Wei
Date of Issue2014
School of Biological Sciences
Bacteria can adapt to different biotic and abiotic environments by changing their life style, switching between sessile or motile, free-living or community-bound, virulent or dormant states. Each bacterium also faces the challenges of maintaining a protective barrier while growing, replicating and responding to environmental changes. Governing these processes are enzymes involved in signalling and cell-wall biogenesis, which are the subjects of this thesis.