The eukaryotic cortical actin cytoskeleton creates specific lipid domains, including lipid rafts, which determine the distribution of many membrane proteins. Here we show that the bacterial actin homologue MreB displays a comparable activity. MreB forms membrane-associa... View more
We thank Richard Daniel for strains and discussion, Alex Laude for help with spectral imaging microscopy, Darren Wilkinson and Daniel Klose for help with TIR-CP analysis, and Kursad Turgay, Stephan Gruber, Jeremy Lakey, and Tanneke den Blaauwen for critical reading of the manuscript. Funding for this research was provided by a Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) grant BB/I01327X/1 for L.W.H., and by the Wellcome Trust 'Value in People'-programme for H.S.