The datA locus predominantly contributes to the initiator titration mechanism in the control of replication initiation in Escherichia coli.

Replication of the Escherichia coli chromosome is initiated synchronously from all origins (oriC) present in a cell at a fixed time in the cell cycle under given steady state culture conditions. A mechanism to ensure the cyclic initiation events operates through the chromosomal site, datA, which titrates exceptionally large amounts of the bacterial… CONTINUE READING