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PHB granules are attached to the nucleoid via PhaM in Ralstonia eutropha

Andreas Wahl, Nora Schuth, Daniel Pfeiffer, Stephan Nussberger and Dieter Jendrossek*

BMC Microbiology 2012, 12:262  doi:10.1186/1471-2180-12-262

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PhaM and the biogenesis of PHB granules in R. eutropha

Marcelo Muller-Santos   (2013-02-06 13:40)  Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - UFPR - Brazil email

The article published by Wahl and co-authors brings interesting results concerning the biogenesis of PHB granules and the involvement of PhaM (a DNA-PHB binding protein). Undoubtedly, as remarked by the authors the biogenesis of PHB granules remains an open field of research since the process is still not totally clear. However, the finding of PhaM and its characterisation will contribute to future studies of other groups acting in this field, in addition to bringing new possible facets to the cellular role of PHB.

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