Analysis of the terminus region of the Caulobacter crescentus chromosome and identification of the dif site.

Rasmus Bugge Jensen

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    Abstract

    The terminus region of the Caulobacter crescentus chromosome and the dif chromosome dimer resolution site were characterized. The Caulobacter genome contains skewed sequences that abruptly switch strands at dif and may have roles in chromosome maintenance and segregation. Absence of dif or the XerCD recombinase results in a chromosome segregation defect. The Caulobacter terminus region is unusual, since it contains many essential or highly expressed genes.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalJournal of Bacteriology
    Volume188
    Issue number16
    Pages (from-to)6016-6019
    Number of pages4
    ISSN0021-9193
    Publication statusPublished - 2006

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