Prokaryotic Replication Origins: Structure and Function in the Initiation of DNA Replication
Published Online: 3 MAY 2005
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How to Cite
Messer, W. 2005. Prokaryotic Replication Origins: Structure and Function in the Initiation of DNA Replication. eLS. .
- Published Online: 3 MAY 2005
Replication origins are cis-acting sequences of a few hundred base pairs required for the replication of adjacent DNA. Their function is recognition of the correct start site and assembly of replication forks at this site.
- initiator protein;
- initiation of replication;
- replication origin