Why and How Bacteria Localize Proteins

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Science  27 Nov 2009:
Vol. 326, Issue 5957, pp. 1225-1228
DOI: 10.1126/science.1175685

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Despite their small size, bacteria have a remarkably intricate internal organization. Bacteria deploy proteins and protein complexes to particular locations and do so in a dynamic manner in lockstep with the organized deployment of their chromosome. The dynamic subcellular localization of protein complexes is an integral feature of regulatory processes of bacterial cells.

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