Title

The genome of Brucella melitensis

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-20-2002

Abstract

The genome of Brucella melitensis strain 16M was sequenced and contained 3,294,931bp distributed over two circular chromosomes. Chromosome I was composed of 2,117,144bp and chromosome II has 1,177,787bp. A total of 3198 ORFs were predicted. The origins of replication of the chromosomes are similar to each other and to those of other α-proteobacteria. Housekeeping genes such as those that encode for DNA replication, protein synthesis, core metabolism, and cell-wall biosynthesis were found on both chromosomes. Genes encoding adhesins, invasins, and hemolysins were also identified. © 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

Publication Source (Journal or Book title)

Veterinary Microbiology

First Page

587

Last Page

592

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