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Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol. 2001 Jul;2(7):538-45.

DNA transport in bacteria.

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Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3RE, UK. erring@molbiol.ox.ac.uk

Abstract

DNA transport is important in various biological contexts--particularly chromosome segregation and intercellular gene transfer. Recently, progress has been made in understanding the function of a family of bacterial proteins involved in DNA transfer, and we focus here on one of the best-understood members, SpoIIIE. Studies of SpoIIIE-like proteins show that they might couple DNA transport to processes such as cell division, conjugation (mating) and the resolution of chromosome dimers.

PMID:
11433368
DOI:
10.1038/35080005
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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