The bacterial nucleoid: A highly organized and dynamic structure

  title={The bacterial nucleoid: A highly organized and dynamic structure},
  author={Martin Thanbichler and Sherry C. Wang and Lucy Shapiro},
  journal={Journal of Cellular Biochemistry},
Recent advances in bacterial cell biology have revealed unanticipated structural and functional complexity, reminiscent of eukaryotic cells. Particular progress has been made in understanding the structure, replication, and segregation of the bacterial chromosome. It emerged that multiple mechanisms cooperate to establish a dynamic assembly of supercoiled domains, which are stacked in consecutive order to adopt a defined higher‐level organization. The position of genetic loci on the chromosome… 
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