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We report the annotated genome sequence of the enterobacterial plant pathogen Pectobacterium atrosepticum strain 21A, isolated in Belarus from potato stem with blackleg symptoms.
Increasing FtsZ induces the formation of minicells at cell poles but does not increase the frequency or timing of central divisions. A coordinate increase in both FtsZ and FtsA, however, increases the frequency of both polar and central divisions.
Comparison of genome sequences from Eubacteria and Eukaryotic organelles shows that the order of genes in gene clusters encoding certain highly conserved cell division proteins and ribosomal proteins is itself highly conserved. Experiments with a cluster of cell division and related genes of E. coli have shown that this gene order is not essential for… (More)
The majority of bacterial genome annotations are currently automated and based on a 'gene by gene' approach. Regulatory signals and operon structures are rarely taken into account which often results in incomplete and even incorrect gene function assignments. Here we present SigmoID, a cross-platform (OS X, Linux and Windows) open-source application aiming… (More)