Why are no bacterial pathogens known to use a Bdellovibrio-type of mechanism to penetrate into eukaryotic cells?
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Aha! And that's where the "Bdello-type mechanism" comes in! Duh! Um, let's see... ... ... ... ...
Well, could it possibly be because of the different structure of the plasma membrane of eukaryotic cells? May be bacteria haven't developed enzymes to break down the double-layer of phospholipids yet!
Posted by: Autumn Cochrane | June 27, 2008 at 04:32 PM