Termination of Replication in Bacteria
Published Online: 3 MAY 2005
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Duggin, I. G. and Wilce, J. A. 2005. Termination of Replication in Bacteria. eLS. .
- Published Online: 3 MAY 2005
In 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.
- DNA replication;
- replication termination;
- replication fork arrest;
- DNA terminators;
- replication terminator protein;
- termination utilization substance;