Chromosome condensation: DNA compaction in real time

Iain M. Porter, Guennadi A. Khoudoli, Jason R. Swedlow

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    Mitotic chromosomes must be organised into a highly ordered and compacted form to allow proper segregation of DNA during each round of cell division. Two new studies report observations of DNA compaction by eukaryotic and bacterial condensin molecules in real time using magnetic and optical trapping micromanipulation techniques.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)R554-R556
    Number of pages3
    JournalCurrent Biology
    Issue number14
    Publication statusPublished - 27 Jul 2004

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Biochemistry,Genetics and Molecular Biology
    • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences


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