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A gene encoding a polypeptide of 25 kDa is located immediately upstream of the gene for ribosomal protein S1, rpsA. In high gene copy number, this gene, mssA, was previously found to suppress defects in smbA, which is now known to be identical to pyrH, encoding UMP kinase. We show here that the 25-kDa polypeptide comprises CMP kinase and propose that the(More)
Mutants deficient in orotate utilization (initially termed out mutants) were isolated by selection for resistance to 5-fluoroorotate (FOA), and the mutations of 12 independently obtained isolates were found to map at 79 to 80 min on the Salmonella typhimurium chromosome. A gene complementing the mutations was cloned and sequenced and found to possess(More)
The genes encoding the six pyrimidine biosynthesis enzymes from the thermophile Bacillus caldolyticus were characterized by cloning and complementation in Escherichia coli, and by nucleotide sequence analysis. Nine cistrons are clustered within an 11 kb region of the chromosome, the gene order being: orf1-pyrB-pyrC-pyrAa-pyrAb-orf2-p yrD-pyrF-pyrE. This(More)
The dum gene of Salmonella typhimurium was originally identified as a gene involved in dUMP synthesis (C. F. Beck et al., J. Bacteriol. 129:305-316, 1977). In the genetic background used in their selection, the joint acquisition of a dcd (dCTP deaminase) and a dum mutation established a condition of thymidine (deoxyuridine) auxotrophy. In this study, we(More)
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