Growth rate affects replisome speed

28 Sep 2022

When growth rate is fast, such as when bacteria are cultured at a high temperature, oscillations in replisome speed appear. This may be due to multiple copies of the genome being replications at the same time. At slow growth rates, when only one genome is copied at a time, the oscillations disappear. This image is associated with the press release, "New model captures the erratic speed of DNA copying proteins in bacteria".

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