5.13 Summary

    1. 1ab cells can reproduce by (a) fission or (b) budding
    2. ab2 depending on abundance, components(a) need dedicated segregation or (b) not
    3. ab3 to divide, cells use (a) FtsZ (most bacteria and some archaea) or (b) Cdv (some archaea)
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    Summary

    Concept Check Questions

    • What is the most important low-copy-number component of the cell?

    • What are the two ways bacteria can form daughter cells?

    • What cytoskeletal element do most bacteria use for cytokinesis?

    • What eukaryotic constriction system is related to the archaeal Cdv system?

    Further Reading

    • Badrinarayanan et al. (2015). Bacterial chromosome organization and segregation [46].

    • Hirsch (1974). Budding bacteria [47].

    • Laloux and Jacobs-Wagner (2014). How do bacteria localize proteins to the cell pole? [48].

    • Reyes-Lamothe et al. (2012). Chromosome replication and segregation in bacteria [49].