Characterization of ftsZ mutations that render Bacillus subtilis resistant to MinC

Inês Filipa Fernandes de Oliveira, Anabela de Sousa Borges, Viola Kooij, Jeremy Bartosiak-Jentys, Joen Luirink, Dirk-Jan Scheffers

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Abstract

Cell division in Bacillus subtilis occurs precisely at midcell. Positional control of cell division is exerted by two mechanisms: nucleoid occlusion, through Noc, which prevents division through nucleoids, and the Min system, where the combined action of the MinC, D and J proteins prevents formation of the FtsZ ring at cell poles or recently completed division sites.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere12048
JournalPLoS ONE
Volume5
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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