Pace of replication fork

Range ~100 nts/sec
Organism Bacteria Mycoplasma capricolum
Reference Rocha EP. The replication-related organization of bacterial genomes. Microbiology. 2004 Jun150(Pt 6):1609-27. p.1610 left column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID15184548
Primary Source Seto, S. & Miyata, M. (1998). Cell reproduction and morphological changes in Mycoplasma capricolum . J Bacteriol 180 , 256–264.PubMed ID9440514
Comments "In each replication fork, a complex with two DNA polymerases replicates the two DNA strands. The pace of the replication fork varies significantly between bacteria. For example, in E. coli the fork progresses at ~1000 nt/s ,in Pyrococcus abyssi at ~300 nt/s (Myllykallio et al., 2000) and in Mycoplasma capricolum at ~100 nt/s (primary source). Thus although the M. capricolum genome is seven times smaller than that of E. coli , it takes longer to be replicated."
Entered by Uri M
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