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Research Article

Kinetic Modeling of the Assembly, Dynamic Steady State, and Contraction of the FtsZ Ring in Prokaryotic Cytokinesis

  • Ivan V. Surovtsev,

    Affiliation: Departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Biophysics, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America

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  • Jeffrey J. Morgan,

    Affiliation: Department of Mathematics, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Paul A. Lindahl mail

    Lindahl@mail.chem.tamu.edu

    Affiliation: Departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Biophysics, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America

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  • Published: July 04, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1000102

About the Authors

Ivan V. Surovtsev, Paul A. Lindahl
Departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Biophysics, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States of America
Jeffrey J. Morgan
Department of Mathematics, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: Lindahl@mail.chem.tamu.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Wrote the paper: PL. Developed model and performed the numerical analysis: IS. Analyzed the mathematics associated with the model: JM. Held discussions during model development: PL.