Bacterial chromosome segregation: New insights into non-binary replication and division

Curr Biol. 2021 Sep 13;31(17):R1044-R1046. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2021.07.032.


Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus divides in a non-binary manner resulting in an even or odd number of progeny. A new study tracks the spatiotemporal dynamics of chromosome segregation in this species and shows that the process is dependent on the conserved ParA-ParB-parS system.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Bacteria / genetics
  • Bacterial Proteins* / genetics
  • Chromosome Segregation*
  • Chromosomes, Bacterial / genetics


  • Bacterial Proteins