Luna Baruah

Postdoc

Soil bacteria are exposed to innumerable environmental conditions like draught, excessive precipitation, heavy metals, plant toxins, pesticides and antibiotics. These changes in their surroundings are sensed by the cytoplasmic membrane, which has a remarkably intricate organization. Thus, bacteria possess fluid membrane microdomains, which are involved in cell wall synthesis and may also be involved in sensing membrane and cell wall stress. In this project, we aim to examine the role of membrane microdomains in strategically important soil bacteria, including antibiotic producers, plant pathogens, and symbionts with respect to their role in cell physiology and stress adaptation.

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