Comparative analysis of Enterococcus faecalis sex pheromone plasmids identifies a single homologous DNA region which codes for aggregation substance.

@article{Galli1991ComparativeAO,
  title={Comparative analysis of Enterococcus faecalis sex pheromone plasmids identifies a single homologous DNA region which codes for aggregation substance.},
  author={Dominique Galli and Reinhard Wirth},
  journal={Journal of bacteriology},
  year={1991},
  volume={173 9},
  pages={3029-33}
}
An analysis of the 11 known sex pheromone plasmids of Enterococcus faecalis was performed by DNA-DNA hybridization. Plasmids pAD1, pJH2, and pBEM10 turned out to be closely related, whereas pAM373 showed only weak homology with pAD1. A comparison of the hemolysin/bacteriocin determinants of pAD1, pJH2, and pOB1 revealed strong similarities at the DNA level. Our main finding was that one DNA region is conserved among all sex pheromone plasmids, with pAM373 again being an exception; for pAD1 this… CONTINUE READING

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