A Green Light for the Bacterial Cytoskeleton

Trends Microbiol. 1998 Jun;6(6):233-8. doi: 10.1016/s0966-842x(98)01280-3.

Abstract

Improved fluorescence techniques for visualizing proteins in whole bacterial cells have resulted in recent breakthroughs in our understanding of chromosome segregation and cytokinesis in prokaryotes. The dynamics and localization of some of these proteins reveal surprisingly cytoskeletal-like behavior.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Bacterial Proteins / analysis*
  • Bacterial Proteins / physiology
  • Cell Division / physiology
  • Cytoskeletal Proteins / analysis*
  • Cytoskeletal Proteins / physiology
  • GTP-Binding Proteins / physiology
  • Green Fluorescent Proteins
  • Luminescent Proteins / physiology
  • Microscopy, Fluorescence / methods

Substances

  • Bacterial Proteins
  • Cytoskeletal Proteins
  • FtsZ protein, Bacteria
  • Luminescent Proteins
  • Green Fluorescent Proteins
  • GTP-Binding Proteins