Bacteria must successfully complete several processes of the cell cycle to ensure that a single cell will become two viable daughter cells. These processes include: 1) replication of the chromosome, 2) segregation of the chromosomes to opposite poles, and 3) cell division. Each of these discontinuous processes must be coordinated, but how this is achieved is poorly understood (see also Chapters 7 and 9).
KeywordsChromosome Segregation Bacterial Chromosome Daughter Chromosome Sister Chromosome GATC Site
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