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    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    2. Physics of Living Systems

    Protein gradients on the nucleoid position the carbon-fixing organelles of cyanobacteria

    Joshua S MacCready et al.
    Carboxysomes, the carbon-fixation machinery of cyanobacteria, are equidistantly-positioned by dynamic gradients of the protein McdA on the nucleoid that emerge through interaction with a previously unidentified carboxysome factor, McdB.
    1. Physics of Living Systems
    2. Computational and Systems Biology

    Many-molecule encapsulation by an icosahedral shell

    Jason D Perlmutter et al.
    Computational and theoretical models reveal mechanisms by which protein compartments assemble around enzymes and reagents to facilitate reactions in bacteria, allowing the identification of strategies for reengineering such compartments as customizable nanoreactors.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Functional reconstitution of a bacterial CO2 concentrating mechanism in Escherichia coli

    Avi I Flamholz et al.
    A bacterial CO2 concentrating mechanism enables Escherichia coli to fix CO2 from ambient air into biomass.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Ecology

    Systems analysis of the CO2 concentrating mechanism in cyanobacteria

    Niall M Mangan, Michael P Brenner
    Systems level modeling of cyanobacterial mechanism for concentrating carbon dioxide shows optimal organization and enzymatic activity for enhanced carbon fixation.
    1. Microbiology and Infectious Disease
    2. Physics of Living Systems

    Carboxysomes: How bacteria arrange their organelles

    Emilia Mauriello
    The structures responsible for photosynthesis in bacteria use the nucleoid and two unique proteins as a scaffold to position themselves.
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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    Genetic Engineering: Increasing the uptake of carbon dioxide

    Eric Franklin, Martin Jonikas
    A mechanism for concentrating carbon dioxide has for the first time been successfully transferred into a species that lacks such a process.
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    1. Cell Biology
    2. Microbiology and Infectious Disease

    PomX, a ParA/MinD ATPase activating protein, is a triple regulator of cell division in Myxococcus xanthus

    Dominik Schumacher et al.
    In the PomX/Y/Z cell division regulatory system, PomX is a PomZ ATPase activating protein, a scaffold for PomX/Y/Z complex formation, and important for fission of the PomX/Y/Z complex during division.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Plant Biology

    Native architecture of the Chlamydomonas chloroplast revealed by in situ cryo-electron tomography

    Benjamin D Engel et al.
    The first 3D views of the native algal chloroplast provide new insights into thylakoid biogenesis, photosynthesis, and carbon fixation.
    1. Physics of Living Systems

    Shape selection and mis-assembly in viral capsid formation by elastic frustration

    Carlos I Mendoza, David Reguera
    Nucleation, elasticity theory, and simulations were combined to construct a general phase diagram that elucidates the conditions for successful viral assembly and the key factors to prevent it.

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