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Microbe someway survives with out key proteins for replicating its DNA

Microbe somehow survives without the proteins for replicating its DNA


To repeat DNA, the enzymes helicase (purple) and polymerase (blue) are normally wanted

EQUINOX GRAPHICS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

AT FIRST sight, it shouldn’t be alive: a single-celled organism that lacks many of the molecular tools wanted to kick-start DNA replication.

Duplicating DNA is key to copy, so DNA replication methods have been regarded as current in all non-parasitic species with complicated cells. Nevertheless it appears they aren’t.

“I used to be astonished,” says Dayana Salas-Leiva at Dalhousie College in Halifax, Canada. The microbe, Carpediemonas membranifera, should have a mechanism for copying its DNA that’s unknown to science.

C. membranifera

Article amended on
24 March 2021

We clarified the position the lacking proteins play in DNA replication

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