A 22 kb DNA sequence in the cspB-glpPFKD region at 75° on the Bacillus subtilis chromosome

Michiel A. Noback, Peter Terpstra, Siger Holsappel, Gerard Venema, Sierd Bron

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A 21808 bp nucleotide sequence at 75° on the genetic map of the Bacillus subtilis chromosome was determined. The sequence of this region is adjacent to the glpPFKD operon involved in glycerol utilization. Twenty-six ORFs were identified, one of which corresponds to the cspB gene, encoding a cold-shock protein. Seventeen of the deduced protein sequences of these ORFs displayed significant homology to known proteins in the data banks. One putative operon was identified, consisting of five ORFs, that is probably involved in the uptake and processing of copper. The location of cspB in this sequence does not confirm the genetic mapping data, indicating that the gene is closely linked to comK, which is located at 80° on the B. subtilis chromosome.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3021-3026
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1996


  • cspB
  • glycerol operon
  • genome sequencing
  • Bacillus subtilis

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