Detection and characterization of Tn2501, a transposon included within the lactose transposon Tn951

T Michiels, G Cornelis

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    Abstract

    The DNA sequence spanning coordinates 9.9 to 16.4 kilobases of the lactose transposon Tn951 ( Cornelis et al., Mol. Gen. Genet. 160:215-224, 1978) constitutes a transposable element by itself. Unlike Tn951 ( Cornelis et al., Mol. Gen. Genet. 184:241-248, 1981), this element, called Tn2501 , transposes in the absence of any other transposon. Transposition of Tn2501 proceeds through transient cointegration and duplicates 5 base pairs of host DNA. Tn2501 is flanked by nearly perfect inverted repeats (44 of 48), related to the inverted repeats of Tn21 ( Zheng et al., Nucleic Acids Res. 9:6265-6278, 1982). Unlike Tn21 , Tn2501 does not confer mercury resistance.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)866-71
    Number of pages6
    JournalJournal of Bacteriology
    Volume158
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 1984

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