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- Rojas, Enrique R; Huang, Kerwyn Casey
- Current opinion in microbiology 2018 v.42 pp. 62-70
- Actinobacteria; Escherichia coli; Schizosaccharomyces pombe; bacteria; cell division; cell growth; forces; image analysis; lifestyle; microbial growth; osmolarity; osmotic stress; turgor
- ... Rapid changes in environmental osmolarity are a natural aspect of microbial lifestyles. The change in turgor pressure resulting from an osmotic shock alters the mechanical forces within the cell envelope, and can impact cell growth across a range of timescales, through a variety of mechanical mechanisms. Here, we first summarize measurements of turgor pressure in various organisms. We then review ...