Thickness of cell wall

Range At cylinder-pole junctions 38.2: over developing septa 40.5: cylindrical wall and cell poles 33.8 nm
Organism Bacteria Bacillus subtilis
Reference Beveridge TJ, Graham LL. Surface layers of bacteria. Microbiol Rev. 1991 Dec55(4):684-705. p.696 left column top paragraphPubMed ID1723487
Primary Source 108. Koch AL, Doyle RJ. Inside-to-outside growth and turnover of the wall of gram-positive rods. J Theor Biol. 1985 Nov 7 117(1):137-57.PubMed ID3935878
Comments Analyses of exponential- phase B. subtilis cells revealed that the wall thickness was greatest at cylinder-pole junctions (38.2 nm) and over developing septa (40.5 nm) the cylindrical wall (a region of high turnover [primary source]) and cell poles (regions of low turnover [primary source]) were consistently thinner at 33.8 nm (Graham, L. L., and T. J. Beveridge. Unpublished results.). See Amir (2014 PMID 25136385) p.229 left column bottom paragraph:"In Gram-positive bacteria the cell wall is much thicker than in Gram-negatives (e.g., in B. subtilis the cell wall approximately 30 nm thick (Beeby et al. 2013 Misra et al.2013)."
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