Bacteroides fragilis synthesizes a DNA invertase affecting both a local and a distant region.

  title={Bacteroides fragilis synthesizes a DNA invertase affecting both a local and a distant region.},
  author={Hazeline Roche-Hakansson and Maria Chatzidaki-Livanis and M. Coyne and L. Comstock},
  journal={Journal of bacteriology},
  volume={189 5},
  • Hazeline Roche-Hakansson, Maria Chatzidaki-Livanis, +1 author L. Comstock
  • Published 2007
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of bacteriology
  • The activity of a fourth conserved tyrosine site-specific recombinase (Tsr) of Bacteroides fragilis was characterized. Its gene, tsr19, is adjacent to mpi, encoding the global DNA invertase regulating capsular polysaccharide biosynthesis. Unlike the other described Tsrs of B. fragilis, Tsr19 brings about inversion of two DNA regions, one local and one located distantly. 
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