Overproduction and identification of the ftsQ gene product, an essential cell division protein in Escherichia coli K-12.

ftsQ is an essential cell division gene in Escherichia coli. The ftsQ gene has been sequenced, and a presumptive open reading frame has been identified; however, no protein product has been observed (A.C. Robinson, D.J. Kenan, G.F. Hatfull, N.F. Sullivan, R. Spiegelberg, and W.D. Donachie, J. Bacteriol. 160:546-555, 1984, and Q.M. Yi, S. Rockenbach, J.E… CONTINUE READING