Cytoskeletal proteins: the evolution of cell division.

Current biology : CB

PubMedID: 9601632

Faguy DM, Doolittle WF. Cytoskeletal proteins: the evolution of cell division. Curr Biol. 1998;8(10):R338-41.
The prokaryotic cell division protein FtsZ and eukaryotic tubulin have been shown to have very similar structures and are most likely homologs. The evolutionary transition from FtsZ to tubulin could provide a window into the transition from prokaryotic cells to eukaryotic cells.