Identification and autonomous replication capability of a chromosomal replication origin from the archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus

Here, we describe the identification of a chromosomal DNA replication origin (oriC) from the hyperthermophilic archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus (subdomain of Crenarchaeota). By means of a cumulative GC-skew analysis of the Sulfolobus genome sequence, a candidate oriC was mapped within a 1.12-kb region located between the two divergently transcribed MCM- and… CONTINUE READING