Compaction of circular chromosome

Range >1,000 Fold
Organism Bacteria Escherichia coli
Reference Wang X, Possoz C, Sherratt DJ. Dancing around the divisome: asymmetric chromosome segregation in Escherichia coli. Genes Dev. 2005 Oct 1 19(19):2367-77. p.2367 right column bottom paragraphPubMed ID16204186
Comments "The 4.6-Mbp Escherichia coli circular chromosome is compacted >1000-fold into a compact nucleoid that occupies much of the central part of the cell."
Entered by Uri M
ID 109248