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Spirochetes of the genus Borrelia include the tick-transmitted causative agents of Lyme disease and relapsing fever. They possess unusual genomes composed mainly of linear replicons terminated by closed DNA hairpin telomeres. Hairpin telomeres present an uninterrupted DNA chain to the replication machinery overcoming the 'end-replication problem' for the(More)
Spirochetes of the genus Borrelia possess unusual genomes that consist in a linear chromosome and multiple linear and circular plasmids. The linear replicons are terminated by covalently closed hairpin ends, referred to as hairpin telomeres. The hairpin telomeres represent a simple solution to the end-replication problem. Deoxyribonucleic acid replication(More)
The Borrelia telomere resolvase, ResT, forms the unusual hairpin telomeres of the linear Borrelia replicons in a process referred to as telomere resolution. Telomere resolution is a DNA cleavage and rejoining reaction that proceeds from a replicated telomere intermediate in a reaction with mechanistic similarities to that catalyzed by type IB(More)
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