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Cell biology

DNA versus membrane

Before it divides, a bacterium must move its replicated chromosomes away from the site of division, or risk having its DNA trapped in the membranes that separate the divided cells. How does it avoid this catastrophe?

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Figure 1: Chromosome transport.

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Juan Wu, L., Errington, J. DNA versus membrane. Nature 451, 900–901 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1038/451900a

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