There's More to DNA Replication in C. crescentus

Dr. Maria Schumacher was part of a team that found that beyond topoisomerases, an additional protein, GapR in the bacteria Caulobacter crescentus is essential for DNA replication. GapR specifically recognizes over twisted DNA, forming a novel DNA binding clamp, to assist topoisomerases, which uncoils strands of DNA during replication. Read About Dr. Schumacher's Research.