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Fig. 3 | BMC Microbiology

Fig. 3

From: The conserved actinobacterial transcriptional regulator FtsR controls expression of ftsZ and further target genes and influences growth and cell division in Corynebacterium glutamicum

Fig. 3

Growth behavior and cell morphology of C. glutamicum ΔftsR and C. glutamicum overexpressing ftsR. a Growth of the ftsR deletion mutant in comparison to the wild type. Mean values and standard deviation of three biological replicates are shown. b Growth of an ftsR overexpressing strain and complementation of the ΔftsR mutant with several FtsR variants including an N-terminally shortened protein and a protein with a C-terminal StrepTag-II. Average values from two biological replicates are shown. For the growth experiments shown in a and b, the strains were pre-cultivated first in BHI medium and then in CGXII medium with 2% (w/v) glucose, followed by the main cultivation in the same medium. For b, all media were supplemented with kanamycin (25 μg/mL) and IPTG as indicated. c Microscopic pictures of cells in the stationary phase. To visualize membranes and DNA, cells were stained with Nile Red and Hoechst 33342, respectively. The arrow points towards a branched cell and the circle indicates a high DNA concentration at the cell pole. The scale bar represents 5 μm

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