Chromosome condensation: DNA compaction in real time

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

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

    8 Citations (Scopus)

    Abstract

    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
    Volume14
    Issue number14
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 27 Jul 2004

    Fingerprint

    Dive into the research topics of 'Chromosome condensation: DNA compaction in real time'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this