Assemblies of DivIVA mark sites for hyphal branching and can establish new zones of cell wall growth in Streptomyces coelicolor

Antje Marie Hempel, Sheng Bing Wang, Michal Letek, José A. Gil, Klas Flärdh

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Abstract

Time-lapse imaging of Streptomyces hyphae revealed foci of the essential protein DivIVA at sites where lateral branches will emerge. Overexpression experiments showed that DivIVA foci can trigger establishment of new zones of cell wall assembly, suggesting a key role of DivIVA in directing peptidoglycan synthesis and cell shape in Streptomyces.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7579-7583
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of bacteriology
Volume190
Issue number22
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology

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