Promoter Characterization in the AT-Rich Genome of the Obligate Endosymbiont “ Candidatus Blochmannia floridanus”


Citation
Stoll et al. (2009). Journal of Bacteriology 191 (11)
Names
Ca. Blochmannia floridanus
Subjects
Microbiology Molecular Biology
Abstract
ABSTRACT The characterization of transcriptional start sites of 14 genes encoded by the extremely AT-rich genome of “ Candidatus Blochmannia floridanus” revealed a high degree of conservation with the RpoD promoter consensus sequence of the free-living relative Escherichia coli . Moreover, in agreement with the presence of the alternative heat shock sigma factor RpoH in “ Ca . Blochmannia,” typical RpoH-dependent promoters were identified. However, no heat shock response resembling that of E. coli could be detected in “ Ca . Blochmannia.”
Authors
Publication date
2009-06-01
DOI
10.1128/jb.00069-09