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Cell polarity in E. coli cells.

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posted on 18.01.2016, 15:33 by Lin Chao, Camilla Ulla Rang, Audrey Menegaz Proenca, Jasper Ubirajara Chao

The cell polarity can be determined by tracking a lineage. Because division cleaves the short axis (-—-) of the cell, poles formed at the cleavage are new (N) and distal poles are old (O). After the next division, the daughter receiving the mother’s new pole is the new daughter and the other is the old daughter.