The Bacterial Cell Cycle (video) Washington University in St. Louis Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption Heidi Arjes of Washington University in St. Louis explains how the failsafes in the bacterial cell cycle work. A bacterium that fails to pass either failsafe enters a zombified state of suspended animation. Credit Heidi Arjes Usage Restrictions please credit Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.