RRC ID 1146
Author Okada K, Iida T, Kita-Tsukamoto K, Honda T.
Title Vibrios commonly possess two chromosomes.
Journal J. Bacteriol.
Abstract The prevalence of the two-chromosome configuration was investigated in 34 species of vibrios and closely related species. Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis of undigested genomic DNA suggested that vibrios commonly have two chromosomes. The size of the large chromosome is predominantly within a narrow range (3.0 to 3.3 Mb), whereas the size of the small chromosome varies considerably among the vibrios (0.8 to 2.4 Mb). This fact suggests that the structure of the small chromosome is more flexible than that of the large chromosome during the evolution of vibrios.
Volume 187(2)
Pages 752-7
Published 2005-1
DOI 10.1128/JB.187.2.752-757.2005
PII 187/2/752
PMID 15629946
PMC PMC543535
MeSH Biological Evolution Chromosomes, Bacterial / genetics* DNA, Bacterial / analysis* DNA, Bacterial / isolation & purification Electrophoresis, Gel, Pulsed-Field Genome, Bacterial Vibrio / genetics*
IF 3.234
Times Cited 72
Pathogenic microorganisms RIMD 2210633 RIMD2219025 RIMD2202001 RIMD0111003 RIMD0112016