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A Novel Mechanism of Programmed Cell Death in Bacteria by Toxin–Antitoxin Systems Corrupts Peptidoglycan Synthesis

  • Hannes Mutschler,

    Affiliation: Department of Biomolecular Mechanisms, Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg, Germany

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  • Maike Gebhardt,

    Affiliation: Department of Biomolecular Mechanisms, Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg, Germany

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  • Robert L. Shoeman,

    Affiliation: Department of Biomolecular Mechanisms, Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg, Germany

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  • Anton Meinhart mail

    anton.meinhart@mpimf-heidelberg.mpg.de

    Affiliation: Department of Biomolecular Mechanisms, Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg, Germany

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  • Published: March 22, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001033

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