Termination of Replication in Bacteria

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Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Type:
Chapter
Citation:
Encyclopedia of Life Sciences, 2005, N/A pp. 1 - 7
Issue Date:
2005-01
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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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