DNA Structure and Replication

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I was wondering if bacterial just supercoils as a way to condense. I know they have "histone-like" proteins but does their chromatin form beads on a string and such levels of condensing?

Good question. Yes, that's why bacterial chromosomes are supercoiled, to pack them up. But no, they don't adopt a beads-on-a-string form like eukaryotic nuclear DNA does.

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