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Cell cycle importance

Postby Rowie37 » Thu Jun 03, 2010 3:26 pm

Hi! I have a question. I'm a little bit puzzled and I know it's a stupid question, but how is studying a bacteria's regulators in the cell cycle importance for research? Such as the CtrA gene, which codes for CtrA regulator. How will this help mankind and why is it significant? Please help! Thanks!
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Postby plasmodesmata11 » Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:00 am

because learning to control bacterial growth can be important. if you can halt the cell cycle, that would arrest the bacteria and prevent it from reproducing. It might be useful in a drug or something of the sort.
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Postby JackBean » Fri Jun 04, 2010 7:14 am

because the cell cycle machinery is quite conserved and thus can be basically transferred to e.g. cancer

However, you could ask about the same for all the basic research. What is the point of it? Sometime it could lead to some application...

Cis or trans? That's what matters.
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