The division and cell wall gene cluster of Enterococcus hirae S185

DNA Seq. 1998;9(3):149-61. doi: 10.3109/10425179809072190.


A chromosomal 10355-bp segment of Enterococcus hirae S185 contains nine orfs which occur in the same order as the MraW-, FtsL-, PBP3-, MraY-, MurD-, MurG-, FtsQ-, FtsA- and FtsZ-encoding genes of the division and cell wall clusters of Escherichia coli and Bacillus subtilis. The E. hirae DNA segment lacks the genes which in E. coli encode the ligases Ddl, MurC, MurE and MurF and the integral membrane protein FtsW. The encoded E. hirae and E. coli proteins share 25% to 50% identity except FtsL and FtsQ (approximately = 14% identity).

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Amino Acid Sequence
  • Bacillus subtilis / genetics
  • Bacterial Proteins / genetics
  • Base Sequence
  • DNA Primers / genetics
  • DNA, Bacterial / genetics
  • Enterococcus / genetics*
  • Escherichia coli / genetics
  • Genes, Bacterial*
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Multigene Family*
  • Species Specificity


  • Bacterial Proteins
  • DNA Primers
  • DNA, Bacterial

Associated data

  • GENBANK/Y13922