Chimeric nature of two plasmids of Hafnia alvei encoding the bacteriocins alveicins A and B.

@article{Wertz2004ChimericNO,
  title={Chimeric nature of two plasmids of Hafnia alvei encoding the bacteriocins alveicins A and B.},
  author={John E. Wertz and Margaret A. Riley},
  journal={Journal of bacteriology},
  year={2004},
  volume={186 6},
  pages={1598-605}
}
The complete nucleotide sequences of two bacteriocin-encoding plasmids isolated from Hafnia alvei (pAlvA and pAlvB) were determined. Both plasmids resemble ColE1-type replicons and carry mobilization genes, as well as colicin-like bacteriocin operons. These bacteriocins appear to be chimeras consisting of translocation domains from Tol-dependent colicins, unique binding domains, and killing and immunity domains similar to those of the pore-forming colicin Ia. Just as is found for colicin Ia… CONTINUE READING