Surface proteins of gram-positive bacteria and how they get there

June R. Scott, Timothy C. Barnett

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Surface proteins are critical in determining the identifying characteristics of individual bacteria and their interaction with the environment. Because the structure of the cell surface is the major characteristic that distinguishes gram-positive from gram-negative bacteria, the processes used to transport and attach these proteins show significant differences between these bacterial classes. This review is intended to highlight these differences and to focus attention on areas that are ripe for further investigation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAnnual Review of Microbiology
EditorsNicholas Ornston, Albert Balows, Susan Gottesman, Caroline Harwood
Number of pages27
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2006
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameAnnual Review of Microbiology
ISSN (Print)0066-4227


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