Cell cycle and positional constraints on FtsZ localization and the initiation of cell division in Caulobacter crescentus.

@article{Quardokus2001CellCA,
  title={Cell cycle and positional constraints on FtsZ localization and the initiation of cell division in Caulobacter crescentus.},
  author={Ellen M. Quardokus and Nanni Din and Yves V. Brun},
  journal={Molecular microbiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={39 4},
  pages={949-59}
}
Swarmer cells of Caulobacter crescentus are devoid of the cell division initiation protein FtsZ and do not replicate DNA. FtsZ is synthesized during the differentiation of swarmer cells into replicating stalked cells. We show that FtsZ first localizes at the incipient stalked pole in differentiating swarmer cells. FtsZ subsequently localizes at the mid-cell early in the cell cycle. In an effort to understand whether Z-ring formation and cell constriction are driven solely by the cell cycle… CONTINUE READING

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