Growth conditions regulate the requirements for Caulobacter chromosome segregation

Conrad W. Shebelut, Rasmus B. Jensen, Zemer Gitai

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Growth environments are important metabolic and developmental regulators. Here we demonstrate a growth environment-dependent effect on Caulobacter chromosome segregation of a small-molecule inhibitor of the MreB bacterial actin cytoskeleton. Our results also implicate ParAB as important segregation determinants, suggesting that multiple distinct mechanisms can mediate Caulobacter chromosome segregation and that their relative contributions can be environmentally regulated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1097-1100
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of bacteriology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Feb 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Molecular Biology
  • Microbiology


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