Independent evolution of competence regulatory cascades in streptococci?


Natural genetic transformation is a mechanism of horizontal gene transfer that is widely distributed in bacteria and requires assembly of a DNA uptake machinery. Transformable bacteria use fundamentally the same machine, which in most species is assembled only in cells that are developing competence. Competence regulation usually differs between unrelated… (More)


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@article{Martin2006IndependentEO, title={Independent evolution of competence regulatory cascades in streptococci?}, author={Bernard Martin and Yves Quentin and Gwennaele Fichant and Jean-Pierre Claverys}, journal={Trends in microbiology}, year={2006}, volume={14 8}, pages={339-45} }