In vivo visualization of type II plasmid segregation: bacterial actin filaments pushing plasmids

@article{Campbell2007InVV,
  title={In vivo visualization of type II plasmid segregation: bacterial actin filaments pushing plasmids},
  author={Christopher S Campbell and R Dyche Mullins},
  journal={The Journal of Cell Biology},
  year={2007},
  volume={179},
  pages={1059 - 1066}
}
Type II par operons harness polymerization of the dynamically unstable actin-like protein ParM to segregate low-copy plasmids in rod-shaped bacteria. In this study, we use time-lapse fluorescence microscopy to follow plasmid dynamics and ParM assembly in Escherichia coli. Plasmids lacking a par operon undergo confined diffusion with a diffusion constant of 5 x 10(-5) microm(2)/s and a confinement radius of 0.28 microm. Single par-containing plasmids also move diffusively but with a larger… CONTINUE READING

Figures, Tables, and Topics from this paper.

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
SHOWING 1-10 OF 46 CITATIONS

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
SHOWING 1-10 OF 28 REFERENCES

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…