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Transcriptional Analysis of the Principal Cell Division Gene, ftsZ, of Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Roy, Sougata and Ajitkumar, Parthasarathi (2005) Transcriptional Analysis of the Principal Cell Division Gene, ftsZ, of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. In: Journal of Bacteriology, 187 (7). pp. 2540-2550.

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Abstract

Multiple promoters drive the expression of the principal cell division gene, ftsZ, in bacterial systems. Primer extension analysis of total RNA from Mycobacterium tuberculosis and a Mycobacterium smegmatis transformant containing 1.117 kb of the upstream region of M. tuberculosis ftsZ and promoter fusion studies identified six ftsZ transcripts and their promoters in the ftsQ open reading frame and ftsQ-ftsZ intergenic region. The presence of multiple promoters reflects the requirement to maintain a high basal level of, or to differentially regulate, FtsZ expression during different growth conditions of the pathogen in vivo.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: The copyright belongs to American Society for Microbiology.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Microbiology & Cell Biology
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2006
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:24
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/5666

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