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A divIVA null mutant of Staphylococcus aureus undergoes normal cell division

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DivIVA is involved in placement of the division septum and chromosome segregation in Bacillus subtilis and it plays important roles in cell division or morphogenesis in diverse Gram-positive bacteria. In Staphylococcus aureus, DivIVA is localized at the division septum, but it does not colocalize with the chromosomal origin of replication, as labeled with SpoOJ protein. Unexpectedly, a divIVA null mutant is not impaired in growth, nor is it affected in chromosome segregation or cell morphology.

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Author(s): Pinho MG, Errington J

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: FEMS Microbiology Letters

Year: 2004

Volume: 240

Issue: 2

Pages: 145-149

ISSN (print): 0378-1097

ISSN (electronic): 1574-6968

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.


DOI: 10.1016/j.femsle.2004.09.038


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