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Curr Opin Microbiol. 2014 Dec;22:60-5. doi: 10.1016/j.mib.2014.09.013.

Mechanisms for chromosome segregation.

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Laboratoire de Microbiologie et de Génétique Moléculaires, CNRS, F-31000 Toulouse, France

Abstract

Bacteria face the problem of segregating their gigantic chromosomes without a segregation period restricted in time and space, as Eukaryotes do. Segregation thus involves multiple activities, general or specific of a chromosome region and differentially controlled. Recent advances show that these various mechanisms conform to a “pair and release” rule, which appears as a general rule in DNA segregation. We describe the latest advances in segregation of bacterial chromosomes with emphasis on the different pair and release mechanisms.

PMID:
25460797
DOI:
10.1016/j.mib.2014.09.013
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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