GenePage for the ftsB gene of Escherichia coli K-12

Primary Gene Name: ftsB
EcoGene Accession Number: EG13111
K-12 Gene Accession Number: ECK2743
MG1655 Gene Identifier: b2748
Gene Name Mnemonic: Filamentation, temperature sensitive
Alternate Gene Symbols: ygbQ
Description: Membrane protein required for cell division; septum localization dependent on Ftsl and FtsQ
  # bp Upstream # bp Downstream
MW: 11622.08 ---------103 aa Pre-Run BlastP UniProt
Pre-Run BlastP NR+Env
Left End: 2872509
Left Intergenic Region

Name: ispD_ftsB

Length: 18 bp gap

Orientation: Codirectional-

Left_end: 2872491

Right_end: 2872508

Centisome: 61.89

Genomic Address
Counterclockwise
Minute or Centisome (%) = 61.89
Right End: 2872820
Right Intergenic Region

Name: ftsB_ygbE

Length: 193 bp gap

Orientation: Codirectional-

Left_end: 2872821

Right_end: 2873013

Centisome: 61.89

ftsB is an essential gene. FtsB forms a complex with FtsL prior to mid-cell localization; this complex formation requires FtsQ, but not FtsK. Divisome.

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BamHI EcoRI HindIII