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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of bacteriology|
|State||Published - Nov 2008|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology