The clc element of Pseudomonas sp strain B13 and other mobile degradative elements employing phage-like integrases

Citation
Jr. Van Der Meer et al., The clc element of Pseudomonas sp strain B13 and other mobile degradative elements employing phage-like integrases, ARCH MICROB, 175(2), 2001, pp. 79-85
Citations number
36
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Review
Categorie Soggetti
Microbiology
Journal title
ARCHIVES OF MICROBIOLOGY
ISSN journal
0302-8933 → ACNP
Volume
175
Issue
2
Year of publication
2001
Pages
79 - 85
Database
ISI
SICI code
0302-8933(200102)175:2<79:TCEOPS>2.0.ZU;2-2
Abstract
Genes for metabolic pathways in bacteria that degrade aromatic or aliphatic pollutants have mostly been confined to either plasmid DNAs or to the chro mosome. For a few pathways, including classical pathways for chlorocatechol and biphenyl degradation, recent evidence has been obtained for location o f the pathway genes on mobile DNA elements which employ phage-like integras es. This enables the DNA elements to integrate into specific sites on the c hromosome and yet to excise and transfer to other host bacteria. This mini- review gives an overview of those elements and their relationship to an inc reasing number of phage-like elements associated with bacterial virulence.