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A 2,385-bp sequence that contains the information for the autonomous replication of the IncL/M plasmid pMU604 was characterized. Genetic analyses revealed that the replicon specifies at least four structural genes, designated repA, repB, repC, and rnaI. The repA gene encodes a protein with a molecular weight of 40,861 which probably functions as an(More)
Replication of the IncL/M plasmid pMU604 is controlled by a small antisense RNA molecule (RNAI), which, by inhibiting the formation of an RNA pseudoknot, regulates translation of the replication initiator protein, RepA. Efficient translation of the repA mRNA was shown to require the translation and correct termination of the leader peptide, RepB, and the(More)
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