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Main Title Characteristics of IS401, a New Member of the IS3 Family Implicated in Plasmid Rearrangements in 'Pseudomonas cepacia' (Revised).
Author Byrne, A. M. ; Lessie., T. G. ;
CORP Author Massachusetts Univ., Amherst. Dept. of Microbiology. ;Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Medical School.;Environmental Research Lab., Gulf Breeze, FL.;Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Publisher c1994
Year Published 1994
Report Number DE-FG02-ER20051, EPA-R-815308; EPA/600/J-94/447;
Stock Number PB95-112124
Additional Subjects Plasmids ; Pseudomonas cepacia ; Base sequence ; Gene expression ; Escherichia coli ; Genetic transcription ; DNA sequence analysis ; DNA insertion elements ; Promotor regions(Genetics) ; Deoxyribonuclease Hind III ; Reprints ; Transposase
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NTIS  PB95-112124 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 12p
The authors have determined the nucleotide sequence of IS401, an insertion sequence implicated in rearrangements of a 170-kb cryptic plasmid from Pseudomonas cepacia. The author's analysis focused on a 4066-bp plasmid fragment containing adjacent copies of IS401 and of IS408, an element reported previously to activate gene expression in P. cepacia. One objective was to determine if an apparent increase in the copy number of IS401 in strains carrying adjacent plasmid copies of these two elements might be due to readthrough transcription of an IS401 transposase gene from an outwardly directed promoter within IS408. This possibility was ruled out by nucleotide sequence analysis of the 4066-bp plasmid fragment, which indicated that the major open reading frames of IS401 were oriented in the direction of IS408. IS401 was 1316 bp in length and had 26-bp terminal inverted repeats flanked by 3-bp direct duplications of adjacent DNA. It was closely related to the IS3 family elements IS51 from P. savastanoi and IS3411 from Escherichia coli. Pertinent features of IS408 are also discussed. (Copyright (c) 1994 Academic Press, Inc.)