Molecular analysis of R. etli replication systems Group

Molecular analysis of the repABC replication systems of R. etli.

The continuity of life depends of two highly coordinated processes: the duplication of the genetic material (replication) and its accurate and equally distribution into the daughter cells (segregation). In bacteria, chromosomes and plasmids of low-copy number are transmitted from one generation to the other with amazing precision, but the molecular mechanisms underling this phenomenon remain poorly understood.