Replication fork arrest and termination of chromosome replication in Bacillus subtilis.

@article{Wake1997ReplicationFA,
  title={Replication fork arrest and termination of chromosome replication in Bacillus subtilis.},
  author={Rosemary Wake},
  journal={FEMS microbiology letters},
  year={1997},
  volume={153 2},
  pages={
          247-54
        }
}
Sporulation in Bacillus subtilis provided the first evidence for the presence of sequence-specific replication fork arrest (Ter) sites in the terminus region of the bacterial chromosome. These sites, when complexed with the replication terminator protein (RTP), block movement of a replication fork in a polar manner. The Ter sites are organized into two opposed groups which force the approaching forks to meet and fuse within a restricted terminus region. While the precise advantage provided to… CONTINUE READING
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