Genomic Organization Studies in Halobacteria Using Pulse Field Gel Electrophoresis

  • J. P. Abad
  • C. Smith
  • R. Amils
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 201)


The interest of geneticists has been focused on Halobacteria due to their archaebacterial nature and genetic instability. Using pulsed field gel electrophoresis we have obtained information about the genome size, number of chromosomes, their topology, the comparative number of rRNA genes, the comparison of restriction maps and the type of extrachromosomal genetic information of halobacterial species belonging to the main taxonomic groups.


Genome Size Restriction Pattern Pulse Time Lambda Phage Insertion Element 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. P. Abad
    • 1
  • C. Smith
    • 2
  • R. Amils
    • 1
  1. 1.Centro de Biologia Molecular UAM-CSICUniversidad Autonóma de MadridMadridSpain
  2. 2.Human Genome Center, Lawrence Berkeley LaboratoryUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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