Distribution of the relative DNA content of daughter cells of dividing Synechocystis cells based on DAPI stains. Of two daughter cells the smaller DNA content was each divided by the larger one, the ratios are represented by the grey bars. In Bacillus the relative nucleoid ratios varied between 0.76–1 with a mean of 0.94 and a standard deviation of 0.05. In Synechocystis the relative ratio scattered from 0.4–1 with a mean of 0.85 and a standard deviation of 0.13.
Schneider et al. BMC Cell Biology 2007 8:39 doi:10.1186/1471-2121-8-39