Author's Department

Biology

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2012

Abstract

The division site in both chloroplasts and bacteria is established by the medial placement of the FtsZ ring, a process that is in part regulated by the evolutionarily conserved components of the Min system. We recently showed that mechanosensitive ion channels influence FtsZ ring assembly in both Arabidopsis thaliana chloroplasts and in Escherichia coli; in chloroplasts they do so through the same genetic pathway as the Min system. Here we describe the effect of heterologous expression of the Arabidopsis MS channel homolog MSL2 on FtsZ ring placement in E. coli. We also discuss possible molecular mechanisms by which MS channels might influence chloroplast or bacterial division.

Comments

Published in Plant Signaling & Behavior 7:2, 157–160; February 2012; © 2012 Landes Bioscience. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4161/psb.18735

DOI

10.4161/psb.18735

Embargo Period

6-26-2012

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