Okazaki fragments -- in Thermicus aquaticus?

Duncan Clark Duncan at genesys.demon.co.uk
Tue Mar 7 10:50:47 EST 1995

>         I was just wondering.  Since Thermicus aquaticus (the bacterium 
> that gave us Taq polymerase) lives at 72 degrees C, how does it prime its
> DNA replication?  It seems to me that the synthesis of an Okazaki fragment
> on the lagging strand would somehow have to be "protected" in order that
> it remains annealed.  Any thoughts?  Has any reseach been done? 

If you think it is difficult at 72C what about the hyperthermophilic 
that grow above 100C ie Pyrodictium, Hyperthermus etc


My mind's made up. Don't confuse me with the facts!

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