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BMC microbiology DOI:10.1186/1471-2180-10-137

Vibrio chromosomes share common history.

Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsKirkup BC, J, Chang, L, Chang, S, Gevers, D, Polz, MF
JournalBMC microbiology
Volume10
Pages137
Date Published2010/05/10
Abstract

While most gamma proteobacteria have a single circular chromosome, Vibrionales have two circular chromosomes. Horizontal gene transfer is common among Vibrios, and in light of this genetic mobility, it is an open question to what extent the two chromosomes themselves share a common history since their formation.

URLhttp://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2180/10/137
DOI10.1186/1471-2180-10-137
Pubmed

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20459749?dopt=Abstract