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Res Microbiol. 2001 Jan-Feb;152(1):3-10.

Cell division protein FtsZ: running rings around bacteria, chloroplasts and mitochondria.

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Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Deakin University, VIC, Australia. prgilson@deakin.edu.au

Abstract

Of all the proteins involved in prokaryotic cell division FtsZ is one of the earliest acting and most widely distributed, being found in all but a few species. We discuss several recent discoveries of FtsZ in eukaryotic cells and the protein's role in the division of chloroplasts and mitochondria, organelles that are of bacterial origin.

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11281323
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