Thickness of periplasmic space

Range 22 Bacillus subtilis: 16 Staphylococcus aureus nm
Organism bacteria
Reference Reith J, Mayer C. Peptidoglycan turnover and recycling in Gram-positive bacteria. Appl Microbiol Biotechnol. 2011 Jul 28 4th page left column bottom paragraphPubMed ID21796380
Primary Source Matias VR, Beveridge TJ. Cryo-electron microscopy reveals native polymeric cell wall structure in Bacillus subtilis 168 and the existence of a periplasmic space. Mol Microbiol. 2005 Apr56(1):240-51 AND Matias VR, Beveridge TJ. Native cell wall organization shown by cryo-electron microscopy confirms the existence of a periplasmic space in Staphylococcus aureus. J Bacteriol. 2006 Feb188(3):1011-21.PubMed ID15773993, 16428405
Method Cryo-transmission electron microscopy on frozen hydrated bacteria
Comments The periplasmic space refers to a region between the low-density inner cell wall zone and the outer surface of the plasma membrane, surrounded by the high-density outer cell wall zone.
Entered by Uri M
ID 106722