Chromosome segregation during Streptomyces coelicolor differrentiation

Graham Edward Falconer

Research output: ThesisMaster's Thesis


In Streptomyces coelicolor DNA segregation is, in part, controlled by the proteins ParA and ParB. Segregation is achieved by ParB binding to parS sites, located near oriC on the bacterial chromosome, and ParA providing the separation energy for segregation. Several mutant strains containing a fluorescently tagged oriC and deletions in parA or parB were created and their growth and positioning of chromosomes, as seen by fluorescent microscopy, were studied over the different stages of its life cycle. Here I show the various differences caused by these mutations within S. coelicolor and highlight potential roles of the Par proteins in dictating the size of spores
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University Of Strathclyde
  • Herron, Paul, Supervisor
Award date27 Oct 2014
Place of PublicationGlasgow
Publication statusPublished - 27 Oct 2014


  • streptomyces
  • chromosome segregation

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