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Cell Cycle Regulation in E. coli via SlmA/FtsZ complex

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Gouache Painted Storyboards


July 2021

A protein FtsZ polymerizes to form a Z-ring, which acts as a scaffold to promote cell division (Adams 2009). To regulate this division, another protein called SlmA forms a dimer and is activated by palindromic DNA. It acts on FtsZ to depolymerize the Z-ring and finish division (Adams 2014). Educational goals: to inform students about the bacterial cell cycle. Audience is specifically students with science backgrounds already, such as medical or graduate students.

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