DNA condensation in live E. coli provides evidence for transertion.

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Royal Society of Chemistry
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Citation:
Molecular BioSystems, 2017, 13 (4), pp. 677 - 680
Issue Date:
2017-03-28
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Condensation studies of chromosomal DNA in E. coli with a tetranuclear ruthenium complex are carried out and images obtained with wide-field fluorescence microscopy. Remarkably different condensate morphologies resulted, depending upon the treatment protocol. The occurrence of condensed nucleoid spirals in live bacteria provides evidence for the transertion hypothesis.
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