Influence of the nucleoid and the early stages of DNA replication on positioning the division site in Bacillus subtilis.

@article{Moriya2010InfluenceOT,
  title={Influence of the nucleoid and the early stages of DNA replication on positioning the division site in Bacillus subtilis.},
  author={Shigeki Moriya and Rosnani Abdul Rashid and Christopher D Andrade Rodrigues and Elizabeth J Harry},
  journal={Molecular microbiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={76 3},
  pages={634-47}
}
Although division site positioning in rod-shaped bacteria is generally believed to occur through the combined effect of nucleoid occlusion and the Min system, several lines of evidence suggest the existence of additional mechanisms. Studies using outgrown spores of Bacillus subtilis have shown that inhibiting the early stages of DNA replication, leading up to assembly of the replisome at oriC, influences Z ring positioning. Here we examine whether Z ring formation at midcell under various… CONTINUE READING