Molecular and General Genetics MGG

, Volume 181, Issue 4, pp 559–561 | Cite as

Transposon-like structures in the Bacteriodes fragilis MLS plasmid pIP 410

  • Michel Magot
  • Françoise Fayolle
  • Gaetano Privitera
  • Madeleine Sebald
Short Communication

Summary

Homoduplexes of plasmid plP 410 encoding MLS resistance in Bacteroides fragilis strain 92 revealed two “transposon-like” structures:a 17.4 kb loop flanked by 0.75 inverted repeats, and a 4.5 kb loop flanked by 0.2 kb inverted repeats. The large structure is deleted in a derivative plasmid harboured by a MLS susceptible strain. We have also showed that the long and short inverted repcats are structurally related.

Keywords

Inverted Repeat Large Structure Susceptible Strain Derivative Plasmid 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michel Magot
    • 1
  • Françoise Fayolle
    • 1
  • Gaetano Privitera
    • 1
  • Madeleine Sebald
    • 1
  1. 1.Service des AnaerobiesInstitut PasteurParis Cedex 15France

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