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Do archaea need an origin of replication?

Published

Author(s)

Lori Kelman, Zvi Kelman

Abstract

Chromosomal DNA replication starts at a specific sequence called an origin of replication. Until recently, all archaeal organisms were thought to require origins to replicate their chromosomes. It was recently discovered that some species do not utilize origins of replication under laboratory growth conditions.
Citation
Trends in Microbiology
Volume
26
Issue
3

Keywords

archaea, DNA replication, genetics, initiation of DNA replication, origin of replication, recombination-dependent DNA replication

Citation

Kelman, L. and Kelman, Z. (2018), Do archaea need an origin of replication?, Trends in Microbiology, [online], https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tim.2017.12.001 (Accessed July 30, 2021)
Created March 1, 2018, Updated April 19, 2020