Do Archaea Need an Origin of Replication?

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TitleDo Archaea Need an Origin of Replication?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsKelman, LM, Kelman, Z
JournalTrends Microbiol
Date Published2017 Dec 18
ISSN1878-4380
Abstract

Chromosomal DNA replication starts at a specific region called an origin of replication. Until recently, all organisms were thought to require origins to replicate their chromosomes. It was recently discovered that some archaeal species do not utilize origins of replication under laboratory growth conditions.

DOI10.1016/j.tim.2017.12.001
Alternate JournalTrends Microbiol.
PubMed ID29268981