Evidence for type III restriction and modification systems in Mycoplasma pulmonis

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  • Mycoplasma pulmonis possesses a cassette of genes that are predicted to code for type III restriction and modification (R-M) enzymes. Transposon disruption of a gene predicted to code for the endonuclease subunit of the enzyme resulted in loss of R-M activity. Genomic data indicate that the cassette was acquired by horizontal gene transfer and possibly located on a mobile element. Copyright © 2007, American Society for Microbiology. All Rights Reserved.
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  • Dybvig K; Cao Z; French CT; Yu H
  • Start Page

  • 2197
  • End Page

  • 2202
  • Volume

  • 189
  • Issue

  • 6