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Date:12/11/2013

"It was amazing."

The ability to detect the peptidoglycan will make it possible to solve the mystery of why Chlamydiae peptidoglycan has remained undetected for so long.

"Obviously, it must be structurally different from the peptidoglycan of most bacteria, and understanding the basis for this difference will help develop strategies to fight this dangerous pathogen," Brun said.

The new research, "A new metabolic cell wall labeling method reveals peptidoglycan in Chlamydia trachomatis," by Kuru, Brun, VanNieuwenhze, graduate student Edward Hall and former postdoctoral researcher Alvin Kalinda, all affiliated with IU, and Liechti and Maurelli, was published today, Dec. 11, in Nature.


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