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Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

, Volume 60, Issue 1–2, pp 134–138 | Cite as

The effect of a disrupted yhjQ gene on cellular morphology and cell growth in Escherichia coli

  •  M. Kim
  •  S. Park
  •  S. Cho
  •  W. Lim
  •  S. Ryu
  •  C. An
  •  S. Hong
  •  Y. Park
  •  G. Kahng
  •  J. Kim
  •  H. Kim
  •  H. Yun
Short Contribution

Abstract.

The 5′ upstream region of the cellulose synthase operon (bcs operon) has been isolated by cloning from Escherichia coli. A gene encoding YhjQ is located 1.0 kb upstream of the bcs operon in E. coli. The function of YhjQ remains unknown. Insertional inactivation of the yhjQ gene causes abnormal cell division, resulting in incomplete partition of the chromosome and filamentous cells of various sizes. These results suggest that the product of yhjQ may affect normal doubling and cellular morphology.

Keywords

Escherichia Coli Cellulose Cell Growth Cell Division Upstream Region 
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© Springer-Verlag 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  •  M. Kim
    • 1
  •  S. Park
    • 1
  •  S. Cho
    • 1
  •  W. Lim
    • 1
  •  S. Ryu
    • 1
  •  C. An
    • 1
  •  S. Hong
    • 1
  •  Y. Park
    • 2
  •  G. Kahng
    • 1
  •  J. Kim
    • 1
  •  H. Kim
    • 3
  •  H. Yun
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Applied Life Science, Gyeongsang National University, Chinju 660–701, Korea
  2. 2.Gene Expression Lab., Wood Research Institute, Kyoto University, Gokasho, Uji, Kyoto 611, Japan
  3. 3.Department of Agricultural Chemistry, Sunchon National University, Sunchon 540–742, Korea

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