A L Koch

Summary

Affiliation: Indiana University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint What size should a bacterium be? A question of scale
    A L Koch
    Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington 47405 6801, USA
    Annu Rev Microbiol 50:317-48. 1996
  2. ncbi request reprint Were Gram-positive rods the first bacteria?
    Arthur L Koch
    Biology Department, Indiana University, Jordan Hall 142, 1001 East Third Street, Bloomington, IN 47405 6801, USA
    Trends Microbiol 11:166-70. 2003
  3. pmc Bacterial wall as target for attack: past, present, and future research
    Arthur L Koch
    Biology Department, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 47405 6801, USA
    Clin Microbiol Rev 16:673-87. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Cell wall-deficient (CWD) bacterial pathogens: could amylotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) be due to one?
    Arthur L Koch
    Biology Department, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 6801, USA
    Crit Rev Microbiol 29:215-21. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint Catastrophe and what to do about it if you are a bacterium: the importance of frameshift mutants
    Arthur L Koch
    Biology Department, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 47405 6801, USA
    Crit Rev Microbiol 30:1-6. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Bacterial choices for the consumption of multiple resources for current and future needs
    A L Koch
    Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 6801, USA
    Microb Ecol 49:183-97. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Shapes that Escherichia coli cells can achieve, as a paradigm for other bacteria
    Arthur L Koch
    Biology Department, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 47405 6801, USA
    Crit Rev Microbiol 31:183-90. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Future chemotherapy, with emphasis on bacterial murein
    Arthur L Koch
    Biology Department, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 6801, USA
    FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol 46:158-65. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Partition of old murein in small patches over the entire wall of E. coli cells forced to grow as a coccoid
    Arthur L Koch
    Biology Department, Indiana University, 1001 East Third Street, Bloomington, Indiana, 47405 6801, USA
    Curr Microbiol 52:249-53. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Unidirectional movement of flares of cells of Myxococcus xanthus
    Arthur L Koch
    Biology Department, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 47405, USA
    Crit Rev Microbiol 32:87-90. 2006

Detail Information

Publications29

  1. ncbi request reprint What size should a bacterium be? A question of scale
    A L Koch
    Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington 47405 6801, USA
    Annu Rev Microbiol 50:317-48. 1996
    ..To explore the limitation imposed by diffusion, analysis is developed of diffusion processes through stirred and unstirred media, diffusion through media that contains obstacles, and the effect of size and shape...
  2. ncbi request reprint Were Gram-positive rods the first bacteria?
    Arthur L Koch
    Biology Department, Indiana University, Jordan Hall 142, 1001 East Third Street, Bloomington, IN 47405 6801, USA
    Trends Microbiol 11:166-70. 2003
    ..So what were the properties of this cell's wall? Was it Gram-positive or Gram-negative? And was it a coccus or a rod?..
  3. pmc Bacterial wall as target for attack: past, present, and future research
    Arthur L Koch
    Biology Department, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 47405 6801, USA
    Clin Microbiol Rev 16:673-87. 2003
    ..It also outlines the scientific advances in our understanding of this broad area of biology...
  4. ncbi request reprint Cell wall-deficient (CWD) bacterial pathogens: could amylotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) be due to one?
    Arthur L Koch
    Biology Department, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 6801, USA
    Crit Rev Microbiol 29:215-21. 2003
    ..Here, the possibility is explored that amylotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is caused by a cell wall-deficient microorganism...
  5. ncbi request reprint Catastrophe and what to do about it if you are a bacterium: the importance of frameshift mutants
    Arthur L Koch
    Biology Department, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 47405 6801, USA
    Crit Rev Microbiol 30:1-6. 2004
    ..The mutation in likely the result of a frameshift mutation that caused the response and later another frameshift occurs to return the genome to its original state...
  6. ncbi request reprint Bacterial choices for the consumption of multiple resources for current and future needs
    A L Koch
    Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 6801, USA
    Microb Ecol 49:183-97. 2005
    ..The model can be modified for various alternate models to study the possible control of cellular uptake and metabolism for the range of ecological roles of the bacterium...
  7. ncbi request reprint Shapes that Escherichia coli cells can achieve, as a paradigm for other bacteria
    Arthur L Koch
    Biology Department, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 47405 6801, USA
    Crit Rev Microbiol 31:183-90. 2005
    ..Some proposals are presented to understand the form and function of rods, cocci, fusiform organisms, as well as other bacteria of other shapes using the molecular biology and physiology now known for E. coli...
  8. ncbi request reprint Future chemotherapy, with emphasis on bacterial murein
    Arthur L Koch
    Biology Department, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 6801, USA
    FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol 46:158-65. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Partition of old murein in small patches over the entire wall of E. coli cells forced to grow as a coccoid
    Arthur L Koch
    Biology Department, Indiana University, 1001 East Third Street, Bloomington, Indiana, 47405 6801, USA
    Curr Microbiol 52:249-53. 2006
    ..The work in the De Pedro et al. paper from 2001 was done with cells of same strain as in the earlier papers with rod-shaped cells, so the results of computer analysis of the fluorescence micrographs can be critically compared...
  10. ncbi request reprint Unidirectional movement of flares of cells of Myxococcus xanthus
    Arthur L Koch
    Biology Department, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 47405, USA
    Crit Rev Microbiol 32:87-90. 2006
    ..This proposed type of mutation back mutates to wild type and the column no longer functions as such and only wild-type cells are present...
  11. ncbi request reprint The exocytoskeleton
    Arthur L Koch
    Biology Department, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
    J Mol Microbiol Biotechnol 11:115-25. 2006
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  12. pmc Evolution of temperate pathogens: the bacteriophage/bacteria paradigm
    Arthur L Koch
    Biology Department, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 6801, USA
    Virol J 4:121. 2007
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  13. ncbi request reprint Why are rod-shaped bacteria rod shaped?
    Arthur L Koch
    Biology Dept, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 6801, USA
    Trends Microbiol 10:452-5. 2002
    ..Here, I discuss two hypothetical mechanisms, one for Gram-positive rods and the other for Gram-negative rods. These mechanisms are consistent with what is known, but make some unproven assumptions...
  14. ncbi request reprint Control of the bacterial cell cycle by cytoplasmic growth
    Arthur L Koch
    Biology Department, Indiana University, Bloomington 47405 6801, USA
    Crit Rev Microbiol 28:61-77. 2002
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  15. ncbi request reprint Can synchronous cultures of bacteria be manufactured?
    A L Koch
    Biology Department, Indiana University, Bloomington 47405 6801, USA
    Crit Rev Microbiol 27:223-37. 2001
    ..These cultures would useful in studying other aspect of the physiology of cell growth...
  16. pmc Microbial physiology and ecology of slow growth
    A L Koch
    Biology Department, Indiana University, Bloomington 47405, USA
    Microbiol Mol Biol Rev 61:305-18. 1997
    ..The relationship between uptake and growth is considered. Finally, too little substrate may lead to catastrophic attempts at mounting molecular syntheses that cannot be completed...
  17. ncbi request reprint The three-for-one model for gram-negative wall growth: a problem and a possible solution
    A L Koch
    Biology Department, Indiana University, Bloomington 47405, USA
    FEMS Microbiol Lett 162:127-34. 1998
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  18. ncbi request reprint The strategy of Myxococcus xanthus for group cooperative behavior
    A L Koch
    Biology Department, Indiana University, Bloomington 47405 6801, USA
    Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek 73:299-313. 1998
    ..xanthus. Some tests for this model are suggested...
  19. ncbi request reprint Diffusion through agar blocks of finite dimensions: a theoretical analysis of three systems of practical significance in microbiology
    A L Koch
    Biology Department, Indiana University, Bloomington 47405 6801, USA
    Microbiology 145:643-54. 1999
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  20. ncbi request reprint Attachment of the chromosome to the cell poles: the strategy for the growth of bacteria in two and three dimensions
    A L Koch
    Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 47405 6801, USA
    J Theor Biol 199:213-21. 1999
    ..A further possible extension to three dimensions to generate octets of cells is proposed...
  21. ncbi request reprint The re-incarnation, re-interpretation and re-demise of the transition probability model
    A L Koch
    Biology Department, Indiana University, Bloomington 47405 6801, USA
    J Biotechnol 71:143-56. 1999
    ..The subpopulations, however, distort the population distribution in such a way as to fit better the exponential tails of the alpha and beta curves of the TP model...
  22. ncbi request reprint The exoskeleton of bacterial cells (the sacculus): still a highly attractive target for antibacterial agents that will last for a long time
    A L Koch
    Biology Department, Indiana University, Bloomington 47405 6801, USA
    Crit Rev Microbiol 26:1-35. 2000
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  23. ncbi request reprint Penicillin binding proteins, beta-lactams, and lactamases: offensives, attacks, and defensive countermeasures
    A L Koch
    Biology Department, Indiana University, Bloomington 47405 6801, USA
    Crit Rev Microbiol 26:205-20. 2000
    ..In the last 60 years the resistant bacteria in the main arose by movement of genes from other organisms, from minor genetic changes, and from alteration of the regulation of synthesis...
  24. ncbi request reprint Simulation of the conformation of the murein fabric: the oligoglycan, penta-muropeptide, and cross-linked nona-muropeptide
    A L Koch
    Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington 47405 6801, USA
    Arch Microbiol 174:429-39. 2000
    ..This suggests a new model for growth of the bacterial cell wall that depends on changes in the chemical conformation of the cross-bridge structure as it comes to bear stress...
  25. ncbi request reprint Oligotrophs versus copiotrophs
    A L Koch
    Biology Department, Indiana University, Jordan Hall 142, 1001 E Third St, Bloomington, IN 47405 6801, USA
    Bioessays 23:657-61. 2001
    ..This essay asks why do the oligotrophs not occupy richer environments, and why are copiotrophs not more prevalent in chronic starvation environments?..
  26. pmc Stone age diseases and modern AIDS
    Arthur L Koch
    Biology Department, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 6801, USA
    Virol J 5:93. 2008
    ..For the pathogens of a diploid there is a particularly effective strategy, that of being sexually transmitted. Then the hosts' themselves transfer the pathogen...
  27. ncbi request reprint Length distribution of the peptidoglycan chains in the sacculus of Escherichia coli
    A L Koch
    Department of Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 47405 6801, USA
    J Theor Biol 204:533-41. 2000
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  28. ncbi request reprint The first cell
    Arthur L Koch
    Biology Department, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 6801, USA
    Adv Microb Physiol 50:227-59. 2005
    ..This long process, subject to strong evolutionary selection, developed the cellular biology that is now shared by all extant organisms...
  29. ncbi request reprint Patchiness of murein insertion into the sidewall of Escherichia coli
    Miguel A de Pedro
    Centro de Biologia Molecular Severo Ochoa, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Facultad de Ciencias, 28049 Madrid, Spain
    Microbiology 149:1753-61. 2003
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