Sequence and Structure Analysis of Cryptic Plasmid pN30 from Oil-Oxidizing Strain Rhodococcus erythropolis 30
Nucleotide sequence of cryptic plasmid pN30 from a Rhodococcus erythropolis 30 soil isolate was determined. Plasmid DNA consists of 5403 nucleotide pairs and contains about 62% GC pairs, which is typical of Rhodococcus DNA. No significant homology was determined between the pN30 DNA sequence and those of known plasmids. Computer-aided analysis of pN30 sequence revealed open reading frames that encode proteins strongly homologous to replicative proteins encoded by small cryptic plasmids of different actinomycetes.
KeywordsNucleotide Nucleotide Sequence Structure Analysis Significant Homology Replicative Protein
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