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Curr Biol. 2002 Jun 25;12(12):R427-8.

Bacterial evolution: chromosome arithmetic and geometry.

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Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics, University of Arizona, Tucson 85721, USA. hochman@email.arizona.edu

Abstract

Recent sequencing projects have characterized bacterial genomes that are organized onto elements of various sizes, shapes and numbers. Aside from its biological relevance and curiosity, this diversity calls into question the way that we define bacterial chromosomes.

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12123594
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