INVESTIGATING PATHWAYS OF LIPOGLYCAN FORMATION IN THE BACTERIAL CELL WALL

Grant number: DP180102463 | Funding period: 2018 - 2021

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Abstract

This project aims to investigate how the complex cell walls of Mycobacteria and Corynebacteria are assembled. The project will utilise a combination of genetic, biochemical and advanced analytical approaches to investigate individual steps in the synthesis of key cell wall components and understand how the assembly of these components is coordinated with bacterial growth. Important outcomes of this research will be detailed information on processes that regulate the growth of bacteria with important biotechnology, veterinary and medical significance, as well as information on mechanisms of cell wall synthesis that may be conserved in all bacteria.