Upheaval in the bacterial nucleoid. An active chromosome segregation mechanism.


Recent advances have completely overturned the classical view of chromosome segregation in bacteria. Far from being a passive process involving gradual separation of the chromosomes, an active, possibly mitotic-like machinery is now known to exist. Soon after the initiation of DNA replication, the newly replicated copies of the oriC region, behaving rather… (More)


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