FtsN-like proteins are conserved components of the cell division machinery in proteobacteria.

@article{Mll2009FtsNlikePA,
  title={FtsN-like proteins are conserved components of the cell division machinery in proteobacteria.},
  author={Andrea M{\"o}ll and Martin Thanbichler},
  journal={Molecular microbiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={72 4},
  pages={
          1037-53
        }
}
In bacteria, cytokinesis is mediated by a ring-shaped multiprotein complex, called divisome. While some of its components are widely conserved, others are restricted to certain bacterial lineages. FtsN is the last essential cell division protein to localize to the division septum in Escherichia coli and is poorly conserved outside the enteric bacteria. We have identified a homologue of FtsN in the alpha-proteobacterium Caulobacter crescentus and show that it is essential for cell division. C… CONTINUE READING

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