Nucleotide Sequence and Analysis of an orotate transporter-containing plasmid isolated from the Lactococcus lactis ssp. lactis biovar diacetylactis strain DB0410

Els Marie Celine Defoor, Jan Martinussen

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    Abstract

    A new lactococcal plasmid, pDBORO, was isolated from the Lactococcus lactis ssp. lactis biovar diacetylactis strain DB0410 responsible for the sensitivity of DB0410 towards the pyrimidine-analog 5´-fluoroorotate. The plasmid pDBORO amounts to 16404 bp and its complete nucleotide sequence has been determined. Fifteen open reading frames (ORFs) were encountered of which three insertion-sequence (IS) elements identified as two IS946 and one IS982. Two ORFs are incomplete due to the insertion of an IS element in their carboxy terminal end. Homologs for four ORFs were found on the IL1403 sequence: the copB gene, coding for a copper-potassium transporting ATPaseB and the ysbA, ysbB and ysbC genes. The structural organization of the pDBORO replication region is highly similar to other theta-replicating plasmids both at the cis- (repA) and trans-acting (repB) sequences. By plasmid deletion analysis and molecular cloning, we identified the open reading frames on pDBORO necessary for the utilization of orotate as the sole pyrimidine source. Surprisingly, homologs are found on the Lactococcus lactis IL1403 and MG1363 chromosomes despite the fact that they are resistant towards fluoroorotate.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2005
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    EventLAB 8 - Holland
    Duration: 1 Jan 2005 → …

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    ConferenceLAB 8
    CityHolland
    Period01/01/2005 → …

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