Bacterial division: Finding the dividing line

  • Sullivan S
  • Maddock J
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Abstract

Division of a cell - whether eukaryotic or prokaryotic - requires accurate spatial coordination. Recent work on the bacterium Escherichia coil has shown that correct placement of the cell division site at the midcell position occurs by a combination of selection against potential polar sites and selection of the midcell site.

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Authors

  • Susan M. Sullivan

  • Janine R. Maddock

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