Isolation and characterization of functional insertion sequences of rhizobia.

@article{HernndezLucas2006IsolationAC,
  title={Isolation and characterization of functional insertion sequences of rhizobia.},
  author={Ismael Hern{\'a}ndez-Lucas and Jos{\'e} Augusto Ram{\'i}rez-Trujillo and Miguel Angel Gaitan and Xianwu Guo and Margarita Flores and Esperanza Mart{\'i}nez-Romero and Ernesto P{\'e}rez-Rueda and Patrick Mavingui},
  journal={FEMS microbiology letters},
  year={2006},
  volume={261 1},
  pages={25-31}
}
Rhizobia are a group of bacteria that form nodules on the roots of legume host plants. The sequenced genomes of the rhizobia are characterized by the presence of many putative insertion sequences (IS) elements. However, it is unknown whether these IS elements are functional and it is therefore relevant to assess their transposition activity. In this work, several functional insertion sequences belonging to the IS1256, IS3, IS5, IS166, and IS21 families were captured from Rhizobium tropici… CONTINUE READING

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