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The differentiation of Streptomyces aerial hyphae into chains of unigenomic spores occurs through the synchronous formation of multiple FtsZ rings, leading to sporulation septa. We show here that developmental control of ftsZ transcription is required for sporulation in Streptomyces coelicolor A3(2). Three putative ftsZ promoters were detected in the(More)
The extracytoplasmic function (ECF) sigma factor, sigmaE, is required for normal cell wall integrity in Streptomyces coelicolor. We have investigated the regulation of sigmaE through a transcriptional and mutational analysis of sigE and the surrounding genes. Nucleotide sequencing identified three genes located downstream of sigE; orf202, cseB and cseC(More)
Although S-layers are being increasingly identified on Bacteria and Archaea, it is enigmatic that in most cases S-layer function continues to elude us. In a few instances, S-layers have been shown to be virulence factors on pathogens (e.g. Campylobacter fetus ssp. fetus and Aeromonas salmonicida), protective against Bdellovibrio, a depository for(More)
The cellulosome-integrating protein CipA, which serves as a scaffolding protein for the cellulolytic complex produced by Clostridium thermocellum, comprises a COOH-terminal duplicated segment termed the dockerin domain. This paper reports the cloning and sequencing of a gene, termed sdbA (for scaffoldin dockerin binding), encoding a protein which(More)
This article reports the characterization of the Clostridium thermocellum SdbA protein thought to anchor the cellulosome to the bacterial cell surface. The NH2-terminal region of SdbA consists of a cohesin domain which specifically binds the dockerin domain of the cellulosomal scaffolding protein CipA. The COOH-terminal region consists of a triplicated(More)
We have investigated the role of CseA in the sigma(E) cell envelope stress response of the gram-positive bacterium Streptomyces coelicolor. sigma(E) is an extracytoplasmic function RNA polymerase sigma factor required for normal cell envelope integrity in S. coelicolor. sigma(E) is encoded within a four-gene operon that also encodes CseA, a protein of(More)
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