The role of nucleoid‐associated proteins in the organization and compaction of bacterial chromatin

@article{Dame2005TheRO,
  title={The role of nucleoid‐associated proteins in the organization and compaction of bacterial chromatin},
  author={R. T. Dame},
  journal={Molecular Microbiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={56}
}
  • R. T. Dame
  • Published 2005
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Molecular Microbiology
  • The bacterial chromosomal DNA is folded into a compact structure called nucleoid. The shape and size of this ‘body’ is determined by a number of factors. Major players are DNA supercoiling, macromolecular crowding and architectural proteins, associated with the nucleoid, which are the topic of this MicroReview. Although many of these proteins were identified more than 25 years ago, the molecular mechanisms involved in the organization and compaction of DNA have only started to become clear in… CONTINUE READING

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