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Where does DNA replication start in archaea?

Amit Vas and Janet Leatherwood*

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Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY 11794-5222, USA

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Genome Biology 2000, 1:reviews1020-reviews1020.4  doi:10.1186/gb-2000-1-3-reviews1020

Published: 13 September 2000


Genome-wide measures of DNA strand composition have been used to find archaeal DNA replication origins. Archaea seem to replicate using a single origin (as do eubacteria) even though archaeal replication factors are more like those of eukaryotes.