FtsK, a literate chromosome segregation machine.

  title={FtsK, a literate chromosome segregation machine.},
  author={Sarah Bigot and Viknesh Sivanathan and Christophe Possoz and François-Xavier Barre and Francois H. Cornet},
  journal={Molecular microbiology},
  volume={64 6},
The study of chromosome segregation in bacteria has gained strong insights from the use of cytology techniques. A global view of chromosome choreography during the cell cycle is emerging, highlighting as a next challenge the description of the molecular mechanisms and factors involved. Here, we review one of such factor, the FtsK DNA translocase. FtsK couples segregation of the chromosome terminus, the ter region, with cell division. It is a powerful and fast translocase that reads chromosome… CONTINUE READING

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