Phylogeny of mercury resistance (mer) operons of gram-negative bacteria isolated from the fecal flora of primates.

@article{Liebert1997PhylogenyOM,
  title={Phylogeny of mercury resistance (mer) operons of gram-negative bacteria isolated from the fecal flora of primates.},
  author={Cynthia A. Liebert and Joy Wireman and T Smith and Anne O. Summers},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={1997},
  volume={63 3},
  pages={1066-76}
}
Nine polymorphic mer loci carried by 185 gram-negative fecal bacterial strains from humans and nonhuman primates are described. The loci were characterized with specific intragenic and intergenic PCR primers to amplify distinct regions covering approximately 80% of the typical gram-negative mer locus. These loci were grouped phylogenetically with respect to each other and with respect to seven previously sequenced mer operons from gram-negative bacteria (the latter designated loci 1, 2, 3, 6, 7… CONTINUE READING