Extremophiles

, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp 131–140 | Cite as

Genetic elements in the extremely thermophilic archaeon Sulfolobus

  • W. Zillig
  • Hans Peter Arnold
  • Ingelore Holz
  • David Prangishvili
  • Anja Schweier
  • Kenneth Stedman
  • Qunxin She
  • Hien Phan
  • Roger Garrett
  • Jakob K. Kristjansson
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Abstract

This minireview summarizes what is known about genetic elements in the archaeal crenarchaeotal genus Sulfolobus, including recent work on viruses, cryptic plasmids, a novel type of virus satellite plasmids or satellite viruses, and conjugative plasmids (CPs), mostly from our laboratory. It does not discuss IS elements and transposons.

Key words Archaea Crenarchaeota Sulfolobus Virus Conjugative plasmid Satellite virus Vectors 

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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Zillig
    • 1
  • Hans Peter Arnold
    • 1
  • Ingelore Holz
    • 1
  • David Prangishvili
    • 1
  • Anja Schweier
    • 1
  • Kenneth Stedman
    • 1
  • Qunxin She
    • 2
  • Hien Phan
    • 2
  • Roger Garrett
    • 2
  • Jakob K. Kristjansson
    • 3
  1. 1.Max Planck Institut für Biochemie, Am Klopferspitz 18a, D-82152 Martinsried, Germany Tel. +49-89-85782223; Fax +49-89-85782728 e-mail: zillig@biochem.mpg.deDE
  2. 2.Institute of Molecular Biology, Copenhagen University, Solvgade 83 H DK-1307, Copenhagen K, DenmarkDK
  3. 3.University of Iceland, Keldnaholt, IS 112, Reykjavik, IcelandIS

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