525
Bacterial Growth and Division
Stephen Cooper
University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
1
Growth of Bacterial Cultures
528
1.1
The Classical Growth Curve
528
1.2
Bacterial Growth at Different Growth Rates
529
1.3
The Shift-up
529
1.4
Classical Growth Pattern Is Merely a Series of Shift-ups
and Shift-downs
530
2
The Bacterial Division Cycle
530
2.1
Cell Age and the Age Distribution during Balanced Growth
530
2.2
Aggregation Theory and the Control of Synthesis during
the Division Cycle
531
3
Synthesis of Cell Components during the Division Cycle
532
3.1
Cytoplasm Synthesis during the Division Cycle
532
3.1.1
Exponential Cytoplasm Synthesis during the Division Cycle
532
3.1.2
Variation in the Rate of Cytoplasm Increase
533
3.2
DNA Synthesis during the Division Cycle
534
3.2.1
Pattern of DNA Synthesis during the Division Cycle
534
3.2.2
Regulation of Initiation of DNA Replication
536
3.2.3
The SpeciFc Origin of Replication
536
3.2.4
Protein ±actors Controlling DNA Replication
537
3.2.5
Chromosome Organization and Bidirectional Replication
537
3.2.6
DnaA Protein Is Involved in Initiation of DNA Replication
537
3.3
Surface Synthesis during the Division Cycle
538
3.3.1
Peptidoglycan Synthesis during the Division Cycle
538
3.3.2
The Invagination Process
541
3.3.3
±tsZ Protein Is Involved in Septum ±ormation and Cell Division
541
3.3.4
Localization of the Division Site
541
Encyclopedia of Molecular Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine, 2nd Edition
. Edited by Robert A. Meyers.
Copyright
2004 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
ISBN: 3-527-30543-2
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