Oo

FIGURE 5.23 Decatenation by Topoisomerase IV

Topoisomerase IV aids in unlinking two newly replicated circles of DNA. Replication of the circular bacterial chromosome may give two catenated ci rcles of DNA. Topo IV unlinks these to give decatenated circles.

oriC

Crossover or recombination oriC

Crossover or recombination

Replicating chromosome

Was this article helpful?

0 0

Post a comment