Complete nucleotide sequence of the Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. israelensis plasmid pTX14-3 and its correlation with biological properties

Tidsskriftartikel - 1994

Resume

The complete nucleotide sequence of the plasmid pTX14-3 from Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. israelensis has been determined. The circular DNA molecule was 7649 bp and had a G + C content of 35.1%. Twenty-two open reading frames larger than 50 codons were identified. Ten of these open reading frames are suggested to be protein coding regions. The existence of the polypeptides encoded by the mob14-3 and rep14-3 genes were verified by maxi-cells analysis in Escherichia coli. Even though the rep14-3 gene was expressed in E. coli the plasmid pTX14-3 was unable to replicate in this bacterium. The minimal region of the plasmid pTX14-3 required for replication in B. thuringiensis was identified. Potential secondary structures upstream of the rep14-3 gene indicated regulation by antisense RNA and transcription attenuation. Extensive sequence homology with the B. thuringiensis subsp. thuringiensis plasmid pG12 was found in the last part of the mob14-3 gene, downstream of the rep14-3 gene, and in the region containing the single-strand origin of replication (i.e., the minus origin) of pTX14-3. A sequence of 700 bp containing multiple direct repeats was found in an ORF encoding a glycine and proline rich protein of 35.9 kDa. 1.2 kbp upstream and 0.1 kbp downstream of this ORF was found a large direct repeat of 230 bp (87% identity). The region between this direct repeat was often spontaneously deleted from plasmid derivatives containing the entire pTX14-3.

Reference

Andrup L, Damgaard J, Wassermann K, Boe L, Madsen S, Hansen F. Complete nucleotide sequence of the Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. israelensis plasmid pTX14-3 and its correlation with biological properties. Plasmid 1994;31(1):72-88.
doi: 10.1006/plas.1994.1008

Gå til Tidsskriftartikel