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Research Article

Escherichia coli Peptidoglycan Structure and Mechanics as Predicted by Atomic-Scale Simulations

  • James C. Gumbart mail,

    gumbart@physics.gatech.edu (JCG); roux@uchicago.edu (BR)

    Affiliation: School of Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Morgan Beeby,

    Affiliation: Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, London, United Kingdom

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  • Grant J. Jensen,

    Affiliation: California Institute of Technology and Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Pasadena, California, United States of America

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  • Benoît Roux mail

    gumbart@physics.gatech.edu (JCG); roux@uchicago.edu (BR)

    Affiliation: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Gordon Center for Integrative Science, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Published: February 20, 2014
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1003475

About the Authors

James C. Gumbart
School of Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Morgan Beeby
Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, London, United Kingdom
Grant J. Jensen
California Institute of Technology and Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Pasadena, California, United States of America
Benoît Roux
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Gordon Center for Integrative Science, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JCG MB GJJ BR. Performed the experiments: JCG BR. Analyzed the data: JCG MB GJJ BR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JCG BR. Wrote the paper: JCG MB GJJ BR.