Bacterial cell division: the mechanism and its precison.

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Show simple item record Harry, E Monahan, L Thompson, L 2011-02-07T06:17:18Z 2006
dc.identifier.citation 2006, 253 pp. 27 - 94
dc.identifier.other B1 en_US
dc.description.abstract The recent development of cell biology techniques for bacteria to allow visualization of fundamental processes in time and space, and their use in synchronous populations of cells, has resulted in a dramatic increase in our understanding of cell division and its regulation in these tiny cells. The first stage of cell division is the formation of a Z ring, composed of a polymerized tubulin-like protein, FtsZ, at the division site precisely at midcell. Several membrane-associated division proteins are then recruited to this ring to form a complex, the divisome, which causes invagination of the cell envelope layers to form a division septum. The Z ring marks the future division site, and the timing of assembly and positioning of this structure are important in determining where and when division will take place in the cell. Z ring assembly is controlled by many factors including negative regulatory mechanisms such as Min and nucleoid occlusion that influence Z ring positioning and FtsZ accessory proteins that bind to FtsZ directly and modulate its polymerization behavior. The replication status of the cell also influences the positioning of the Z ring, which may allow the tight coordination between DNA replication and cell division required to produce two identical newborn cells.
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dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1016/s0074-7696(06)53002-5
dc.title Bacterial cell division: the mechanism and its precison.
dc.type Chapter
dc.journal.volume 253
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation The netherlands en_US
dc.publocation New York, USA
dc.identifier.startpage 27 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 94 en_US SCI.Medical and Molecular Biosciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.conference Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
dc.for 060503 Microbial Genetics
dc.for 060501 Bacteriology
dc.personcode 995003
dc.personcode 996662
dc.percentage 60 en_US Microbial Genetics en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition 1 en_US
dc.custom en_US en_US 2006-08-30
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.location.activity New York, USA
dc.description.keywords Bacteria
dc.description.keywords Bacillus subtilis
dc.description.keywords Escherichia coli
dc.description.keywords Bacterial Proteins
dc.description.keywords Cytoskeletal Proteins
dc.description.keywords Protein Structure, Tertiary
dc.description.keywords Cell Division
dc.description.keywords Gene Expression Regulation, Bacterial
dc.description.keywords Cell Cycle
dc.description.keywords Models, Biological
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Science
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - i3
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
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