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Establishing the RodA peptidoglycan polymerase as an antibiotic target. Image by Kaveh Emami; cover design by Samantha Whitham.
RodA is a glycosyltransferase found in Bacillus subtilis; bacterial extracts may be able to target the peptidoglycan polymerase pathway and serve as an antibiotic.
Refers to "RodA as the missing glycosyltransferase in Bacillus subtilis and antibiotic discovery for the peptidoglycan polymerase pathway" by Emami et al.
Nature Microbiology 2: 16253 (2017)