Archaeal Chromosome


The Archaea is one of the three domains of life, and the least known. Sequencing of many archaeal chromosomes has shown that archaea display many eukaryotic features, despite sharing their appearance and range of genome size with bacteria. Chromatin organization, replication and transcription are similar to eukaryotes while operon organization and transcription regulation are similar to bacteria.

Keywords: archaea; genome; chromosome; transcription; replication


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Lundgren, Magnus(Jul 2008) Archaeal Chromosome. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0002098.pub2]