DNA methylation affects the cell cycle transcription of the CtrA global regulator in Caulobacter.


The Caulobacter chromosome changes progressively from the fully methylated to the hemimethylated state during DNA replication. These changes in DNA methylation could signal differential binding of regulatory proteins to activate or repress transcription. The gene encoding CtrA, a key cell cycle regulatory protein, is transcribed from two promoters. The P1… (More)