Kinetoplast DNA is the mitochondrial DNA of trypanosomatids such as Crithidia fasciculata. This DNA is in the form of networks containing thousands of DNA circles which are apparently catenated (interlocked). Some topoisomerases, such as T4 phage topoisomerase and DNA gyrase, catalyze a decatenation of the networks to form individual covalently closed circles.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Biological Chemistry|
|State||Published - Jun 10 1980|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology