Bacterial chromosome replication

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The majority of bacterial chromosomes are circular in composition. Replication of these cirular bacterial chromosomes is initiated at a unique site in the DNA called the "Origin of Replication" or "OriC". Replication proceeds from this point bi-directionally from the origin (OriC) to the terminus referred to as "TerC". There are, therefore, two sites of DNA synthesis at structures called replication forks. 
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The majority of bacterial chromosomes are circular in composition. Replication of these cirular bacterial chromosomes is initiated at a unique site in the [https://teaching.ncl.ac.uk/bms/wiki/index.php/DNA DNA] called the "Origin of Replication" or "OriC". Replication proceeds from this point bi-directionally from the origin (OriC) to the terminus referred to as "TerC". There are, therefore, two sites of DNA synthesis at structures called replication forks. 
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. [[Image:07-06_BidirectionalRep_L.jpg|right|600x300px|Replication of a circular bacterial chromosome]]

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The majority of bacterial chromosomes are circular in composition. Replication of these cirular bacterial chromosomes is initiated at a unique site in the DNA called the "Origin of Replication" or "OriC". Replication proceeds from this point bi-directionally from the origin (OriC) to the terminus referred to as "TerC". There are, therefore, two sites of DNA synthesis at structures called replication forks. 

Replication of a circular bacterial chromosome
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