Researchers at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) in Barcelona, Spain, have described the 3D structure of the genome in the extremely small bacteria Mycoplasma pneumoniae. They discovered previously unknown arrangements of DNA within this tiny bacteria, which are also found in larger cells. Their findings suggest that this type of organisation is a universal feature of living cells.
- Nature Communications
- European Union Seventh Framework Programme, European Research Council, EU Horizon 2020 research and innovation program, Fundación Botín, Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, ISCIII-Sub- dirección General