Positioning of the Z-rings relative to the cell and nucleoid centers in triple deletion strains.

<p>Composite of DAPI labelled nucleoid (red), ZipA-GFP (green) and phase contrast image in (A) Δ<i>slmA</i> Δ<i>min</i> Δ<i>matP</i>, (B) Δ<i>slmA</i> Δ<i>min</i> Δ<i>zapB</i>, and (C) Δ<i>slmA</i> Δ<i>min</i> Δ<i>zapA</i> cells. Scale bar is 2 µm. (D)–(F) Distribution of distances between the Z-ring center and nucleoid center for Δ<i>slmA</i> Δ<i>min</i> Δ<i>matP</i>, Δ<i>slmA</i> Δ<i>min</i> Δ<i>zapB</i>, and Δ<i>slmA</i> Δ<i>min</i> Δ<i>zapA</i> cells, respectively. (G)–(I) ΔX<sub>z</sub> vs. ΔX<sub>n</sub> in Δ<i>slmA</i> Δ<i>min</i> Δ<i>matP</i>, Δ<i>slmA</i> Δ<i>min</i> Δ<i>zapB</i>, and Δ<i>slmA</i> Δ<i>min</i> Δ<i>zapA</i> cells, respectively. Data are from cells with a single compact nucleoid and a central Z-ring. Straight lines correspond to .</p>