Concept Check Questions
• What shape maximizes volume relative to surface area?
• What is a cytoskeletal element?
• How could a cytoskeletal element grow a rod shape from a coccoid?
• How could a cytoskeletal element grow a vibrioid shape from a rod?
• Barry and Gitai (2011). Self-assembling enzymes and the origins of the cytoskeleton .
• Pfeifer (2012). Distribution, formation and regulation of gas vesicles .
• Pilhofer and Jensen (2013). The bacterial cytoskeleton: More than twisted filaments .
• Young (2006). The selective value of bacterial shape .