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Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Informatics

pp 1960-1960

Theta Replication

θ is a stage of bidirectional form of replication in a circular DNA molecule (see Fig. T44). When the two replication forks reach about half way toward the termination sites, the molecule resembles the Greek letter θ. DNA replication, θ replication, bidirectional replication, replication, prokaryotes

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Figure T44.

Theta replication

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