How long would it take E. coli to replicate its entire genome (4.2 x 10^6 bp), assuming a...

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How long would it take E. coli to replicate its entire genome ({eq}4.2 \times 10^6 {/eq} bp), assuming a replication rate of {eq}1000 {/eq} nucleotides per second at each fork with no pauses?

Bacterial DNA vs Eukaryotic DNA

Bacteria are prokaryotes that have DNA that differs from that of eukaryotes. In prokaryotes the DNA is contained in one main circular chromosome and contains only one point of replication. The DNA in eukaryotes is linear is structure and has multiple sites of the origin of replication.

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Bacterial Chromosome: Definition & Structure

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Chapter 18 / Lesson 20
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Learn about the bacterial chromosome and compare the bacterial chromosome function to the human chromosome. Understand the bacterial chromosome structure.


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