Split decision: a thaumarchaeon encoding both FtsZ and Cdv cell division proteins chooses Cdv for cytokinesis.


Cytoskeletal proteins play a pivotal role in cytokinesis in prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Most bacteria and a major branch of the archaea called the Euryarchaeota harbour a tubulin homologue, FtsZ, which assembles into a dynamic polymeric ring structure required for cytokinesis. However, Crenarchaeota, another branch of the archaea, lack FtsZ and instead use… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2958.2011.07833.x


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