The genetic basis of tetrathionate respiration in Salmonella typhimurium

@article{Hensel1999TheGB,
  title={The genetic basis of tetrathionate respiration in Salmonella typhimurium},
  author={M. Hensel and A. Hinsley and T. Nikolaus and G. Sawers and B. Berks},
  journal={Molecular Microbiology},
  year={1999},
  volume={32}
}
A range of bacteria are able to use tetrathionate as a terminal respiratory electron acceptor. Here we report the identification and characterization of the ttrRSBCA locus required for tetrathionate respiration in Salmonella typhimurium LT2a. The ttr genes are located within Salmonella pathogenicity island 2 at centisome 30.5. ttrA, ttrB and ttrC are the tetrathionate reductase structural genes. Sequence analysis suggests that TtrA contains a molybdopterin guanine dinucleotide cofactor and a… Expand
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