Regulatory circuits of clusters A, B, C, E. See the "Results" and "Discussion" sections for more details. Interactions via phosphorylation, as well as proteolysis, were suggested only considering the interaction demonstrated in Caulobacter. Moreover, DivK inhibition on CckA was considered, as in Biondi (2006), only in Caulobacter . The presence of binding sites of transcription factors CtrA, DnaA and GcrA is shown as a continuous line if predicted binding sites were present in at least 90% of the gene promoters of a cluster. In contrast, the connection is shown as a dotted line for binding sites present in ca. 70%. The Caulobacter-like group corresponds to B. japonicum, P. lavamentivorans and M. maris.