Mitochondrial FtsZ in a chromophyte alga.


Journal Article

A homolog of the bacterial cell division gene ftsZ was isolated from the alga Mallomonas splendens. The nuclear-encoded protein (MsFtsZ-mt) was closely related to FtsZs of the alpha-proteobacteria, possessed a mitochondrial targeting signal, and localized in a pattern consistent with a role in mitochondrial division. Although FtsZs are known to act in the division of chloroplasts, MsFtsZ-mt appears to be a mitochondrial FtsZ and may represent a mitochondrial division protein.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Beech, PL; Nheu, T; Schultz, T; Herbert, S; Lithgow, T; Gilson, PR; McFadden, GI

Published Date

  • February 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 287 / 5456

Start / End Page

  • 1276 - 1279

PubMed ID

  • 10678836

Pubmed Central ID

  • 10678836

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1095-9203

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0036-8075

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1126/science.287.5456.1276


  • eng