Wehrens, Ershov, et al. report a new size-control mechanism in E. coli cells that have elongated due to stress. Multiple division rings are continuously rearranged in response to growth and division to control daughter cell size when divisions resume. Divisions are spatially controlled by the Min system and temporally by the adder principle.

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