Isolation and characterization of insertional mutations in flagellin genes in the archaeon Methanococcus voltae.

Methanococcus voltae is a flagellated member of the Domain Archaea that has four flagellin genes arranged in two transcriptional units. One transcriptional unit encodes only flaA while the second is a multi-cistronic unit encoding three flagellin genes (flaB1, flaB2, and flaB3) as well as at least seven other open reading frames downstream. The polymerase… (More)