A gonococcal homologue of meningococcal γ-glutamyl transpeptidase gene is a new type of bacterial pseudogene that is transcriptionally active but phenotypically silent

@article{Takahashi2005AGH,
  title={A gonococcal homologue of meningococcal γ-glutamyl transpeptidase gene is a new type of bacterial pseudogene that is transcriptionally active but phenotypically silent},
  author={Hideyuki Takahashi and Haruo Watanabe},
  journal={BMC Microbiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={5},
  pages={56 - 56}
}
It has been speculated that the γ-glutamyl transpeptidase (ggt) gene is present only in Neisseria meningitidis and not among related species such as Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Neisseria lactamica, because N. meningitidis is the only bacterium with GGT activity. However, nucleotide sequences highly homologous to the meningococcal ggt gene were found in the genomes of N. gonorrhoeae isolates. The gonococcal homologue (g gt g onococcal h omologue; g gh) was analyzed. The nucleotide sequence of the… CONTINUE READING
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