The structure of the transposable genetic element ISBsu2 from the cryptic plasmid p1516 of a soil Bacillus subtilis strain and the presence of homologues of this element in the chromosomes of various Bacillus subtilis strains

S Holsappel*, EY Gagarina, EU Poluektova, VZ Nezametdinova, MS Gel'fand, AA Prozorov, S Bron

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Abstract

A cryptic plasmid from a soil strain of Bacillus subtilis was found to contain a sequence having features of an IS element. Homologous sequences were also found in the chromosome of this strain and in the chromosomes of some other B. subtilis strains.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)58-63
Number of pages6
JournalMicrobiology
Volume72
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2003

Keywords

  • Bacillus subtilis
  • plasmids
  • IS elements
  • additional taxonomic criterion
  • GLUTAMIC ACID PRODUCTION
  • SEQUENCE

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