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A beacon for bacterial tubulin

The protein FtsZ forms a ring structure that constricts to allow bacterial cells to divide. A second protein, MapZ, has now been found to guide FtsZ to the correct mid-cell position in the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae. See Letter p.259

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Figure 1: Division-site selection in Streptococcus pneumoniae.

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Harry, E. A beacon for bacterial tubulin. Nature 516, 175–176 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature14071

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