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E. coli replication

Post by harsh_dongre » Sun Jul 08, 2007 8:04 am

The replication time of DNA of E. coli is nearly 38 minutes. But the cell-division time of E. coli cell is 20 minutes. So is it so that the cell divides without its DNA being replicated? But how is that possible. So can anyone explain this phenomenon.....

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Post by canalon » Sun Jul 08, 2007 2:56 pm

Easy. You do not need to wait for a chromosome replica to be finished to start replicating it again.
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