Termination of Replication in Bacteria
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- Encyclopedia of Life Sciences, 2005, N/A pp. 1 - 7
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n the case of a circular bacterial chromosome, termination of DNA replication occurs when the two replication forks, progressing in opposite directions, meet and fuse in a specific region of the chromosome, which is generally diametrically opposed to the site of initiation of DNA replication. Most research has focused on the systems utilized by the rod-shaped Gram-negative Escherichia coli and Gram-positive Bacillus subtilis.
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