TABLE 2.

Bacterial cytoskeletal elements

Cytoskeletal elementProteinFunctionM. tuberculosis homologue(s)
TubulinFtsZForms a structural ring that recruits proteins necessary for the synthesis of septal PGFtsZ (Rv2150c)
ActinMreB (Mbl, MreBH)Cell shape, guides PG synthesisNone
ParMDNA partitioningParA (Rv3918c), ParB (Rv3917c)
MamKOrganelle positioning?
Intermediate filamentCreSDetermines the specialized crescent shapeNone