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I read that

"trp operon is located at 27 min on E.coli chromosome."

What does "min" mean ?

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Min means minutes. Minutes are counted for interruption points since onset of DNA transfer in F-pili-mediated conjugation. The point "0" is not associated with ori, but is close to thr. The total chromosome size is 100 min (time taken for conjugation).

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Well.. I am not sure if this 100 minute is for the replication or transfer. I am still confused because this site says it is replication. In fact I did write conjugation first and changed to replication. –  WYSIWYG Apr 1 at 9:25
    
in fact replication is much faster in regular conditions. –  WYSIWYG Apr 1 at 9:27
    
Yes, 100 min is the time required for the transfer, since replication time itself is ca 40 min. –  har-wradim Apr 1 at 9:47
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