UBC Mathematics Colloquium

Eric Cytrynbaum - Models of cell division in bacteria

October 24, 3:00pm, MATX 1100

In order to properly divide, a cell must identify the appropriate location to build the division machinery, build it, and then use the machinery to generate a sufficient constriction force to pinch itself into two daughter cells. In this talk, I will discuss how bacteria cells accomplish the first and last of these steps and present models for each of these two stages.

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