DivIVA is required for polar growth in the MreB-lacking rod-shaped actinomycete Corynebacterium glutamicum.

@article{Letek2008DivIVAIR,
  title={DivIVA is required for polar growth in the MreB-lacking rod-shaped actinomycete Corynebacterium glutamicum.},
  author={Michal Letek and E. E. Ordonez and Jos{\'e} Vaquera and William Margolin and Klas Fl{\"a}rdh and Luis Mariano Mateos and Jos{\'e} Luis Ad{\'a}n Gil},
  journal={Journal of bacteriology},
  year={2008},
  volume={190 9},
  pages={3283-92}
}
The actinomycete Corynebacterium glutamicum grows as rod-shaped cells by zonal peptidoglycan synthesis at the cell poles. In this bacterium, experimental depletion of the polar DivIVA protein (DivIVA(Cg)) resulted in the inhibition of polar growth; consequently, these cells exhibited a coccoid morphology. This result demonstrated that DivIVA is required for cell elongation and the acquisition of a rod shape. DivIVA from Streptomyces or Mycobacterium localized to the cell poles of DivIVA(Cg… CONTINUE READING

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