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Keyword - Chromosome partition (KW-0159)

Definition

Protein involved in chromosome partition, the process by which newly replicated plasmids and chromosomes are actively segregated prior to cell division. E.g., par and soj which contribute to efficient chromosome partitioning by serving functions analogous to centromeres (i.e. pairing or positioning of sister chromosomes).

Synonyms

  • Chromosome segregation

Category

Biological process

GOi

chromosome segregation [ GO:0007059 ]

Graphical

Chromosome partitionBiological process