To all who interested in cell death mechanisms.
I am interested in the bacterial cell death (as a single cell rather than
population of bacteria). Death of each cells at stationary phase is
dependent upon intrinsic factors of each individual cells as everybody
agreed. However, my question is why a cell (to be dead) could accumulate
intrinsic factors leading to cell death and what is the intrinsic factors
causing cell death (what is a signal?). Again, a single cell in op
heterogeneous population at a certain growth stage can decides its fate
whether to be going to be dead or alive. But, how?
I will appreciate any input.
Augustine Kim, Ph.D
e-mail : AKIM at ARSERRC.GOV