Okazaki fragment length

Range 500-2000 base pairs
Organism Bacteria Escherichia coli
Reference X. Sunney Xie, Paul J. Choi, Gene-Wei Li, Nam Ki Lee, and Giuseppe Lia, 'Single-Molecule Approach to Molecular Biology in Living Bacterial Cells', Annu. Rev. Biophys. 2008. 37:p.438PubMed ID18573089
Primary Source Corn JE, Berger JM. 2006. Regulation of bacterial priming and daughter strand synthesis through helicase-primase interactions. Nucleic Acids Res. 34:4082–88PubMed ID16935873
Comments Okazaki fragment initiation may be controlled in part by crosstalk between multiple primases bound to the helicase. 1,000 to 2,000 bp long according to Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections, James P. Shapleigh, Bacterial growth and metabolism, p.10 left column 2nd paragraph
Entered by Uri M
ID 102051