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Prokaryotic Replication Origins: Structure and Function in the Initiation of DNA Replication

  1. Walter Messer

Published Online: 3 MAY 2005

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0003900

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Messer, W. 2005. Prokaryotic Replication Origins: Structure and Function in the Initiation of DNA Replication. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Berlin, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 MAY 2005

Abstract

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.

Keywords:

  • DnaA;
  • initiator protein;
  • initiation of replication;
  • oriC;
  • replication origin