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Replication refers to DNA replication and division refers to the cell division. Yes it is true that, in E.coli replication can be slower than the division time. This is a well known problem in molecular genetics. The bacterium copes up with this by having a partially replicated genome during the beginning of the "cell cycle". So there are actually two ...


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I am unsure if I really understand the question. Are you wondering how the rate of DNA replication can be slower than the rate of cell division if every daughter cell needs a chromosome copy? If so, keep in mind that prokaryotes have different origins of replication on their chromosome so that DNA replication can actually be parallelised. Cooper (1968) ...


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These terms are quite similar and, for many, confusing: Chromatin Chromosome Chromatid But they are not synonyms. According to "Molecular Cell Biology", Lodish, 4th ed: Chromatin: Complex of DNA, histones, and nonhistone proteins from which eukaryotic chromosomes are formed. Thus: Chromosome: In eukaryotes, the structural unit of the genetic ...



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