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6. DNA replication II: Start, stop and control

Regulation is largely exerted at the initiation of replication, and methods for finding origins and termini of replication will be covered. The proteins involved in control of replication initiation in E. coli and yeast will be discussed. One solution to the problem of completing the synthesis of linear DNAs in eukaryotes will be described - that of making telomeres. Some of the factors controlling the rate of initiation of replication will be discussed briefly.

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