Su-Xing Leslie Liu

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Endonuclease digestion of the 4,800-kb chromosome of Salmonella typhimurium LT2 yielded 24 XbaI fragments, 12 BlnI fragments, and 7 CeuI fragments, which were separated by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis. The 90-kb plasmid pSLT has one XbaI site and one BlnI site. The locations of the fragments around the circular chromosome and of the digestion sites of(More)
Construction of physical maps of genomes by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis requires enzymes which cut the genome into an analyzable number of fragments; most produce too many fragments. The enzyme I-Ceu I, encoded by a mobile intron in the chloroplast 23S ribosomal RNA (rrl) gene of Chlamydomonas eugametos, cuts a 26-bp site in the rrl gene. This enzyme(More)
We have determined the genomic map of the bacterium Salmonella typhi Ty2, the causal organism of typhoid fever, by using pulsed-field gel electrophoresis. Digestion of the Ty2 genome with endonucleases Xba I, Bln I, and Ceu I yielded 33, 26, and 7 fragments, respectively, that were placed in order on a circular chromosome of 4780 kb. Transposon Tn10 was(More)
Gene order in the chromosomes of Escherichia coli K-12 and Salmonella typhimurium LT2, and in many other species of Salmonella, is strongly conserved, even though the genera diverged about 160 million years ago. However, partial digestion of chromosomal DNA of Salmonella typhi, the causal organism of typhoid fever, with the endonuclease I-CeuI followed by(More)
We report the curing of the 1,360-kb megaplasmid pRme2011a from Sinorhizobium meliloti strain Rm2011. With a positive selection strategy that utilized Tn5B12-S containing the sacB gene, we were able to cure this replicon by successive rounds of selecting for deletion formation in vivo. Subsequent Southern blot, Eckhardt gel, and pulsed-field gel(More)
Salmonella paratyphi A, a human-adapted bacterial pathogen, causes paratyphoid enteric fever. We established the genome map of strain ATCC 9150 by the use of four endonucleases, XbaI, I-CeuI, AvrII (= BlnI), and SpeI, which generated 27, 7, 19, and 38 fragments, respectively; the sum of the fragments in each case indicates a genome size of ca. 4,600 kb.(More)
The genomic cleavage map of Salmonella typhi Ty2, 4,780 kb in size, was determined through digestion of the genomic DNA with endonucleases and separation of the fragments by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis. The chromosome has 33, 26, 7, and 35 sites for the enzymes XbaI, BlnI, I-CeuI, and SpeI, respectively. The fragments were arranged around the(More)
Partial digestion with I-CeuI, which digests bacterial DNA at the gene coding for the large subunit rRNA, established the rrn genomic skeleton (the distance in kb between rRNA operons) in 56 strains of Salmonella, from Salmonella Reference B (SARB) set. All had seven I-CeuI sites, indicating seven rrn operons. The order of I-CeuI fragments was ABCDEFG in S.(More)
XbaI digestion and pulsed-field gel electrophoresis of the genome of Salmonella typhimurium LT2 yields 24 fragments: 23 fragments (total size, 4,807 kb) are from the chromosome, and one fragment (90 kb) is from the virulence plasmid pSLT. Some of the 23 fragments from the chromosome were located on the linkage map by the use of cloned genes as probes and by(More)
The enzyme I-CeuI, encoded by a class I mobile intron inserted in the gene for 23S rRNA in Chlamydomonas eugamatos, cleaves a specific 19-bp sequence in this gene. This sequence is present only in the seven genes for rRNA in Salmonella typhimurium and Escherichia coli. Partial digestion with I-CeuI of DNA from 17 wild-type strains of S. typhimurium(More)