A new integrative conjugative element occurs in Mycoplasma agalactiae as chromosomal and free circular forms
M Marenda, V Barbe, G Gourgues, S Mangenot, E Sagne, C Citti
JOURNAL OF BACTERIOLOGY | AMER SOC MICROBIOLOGY | Published : 2006
An integrative conjugative element, ICEA, was characterized in Mycoplasma agalactiae strain 5632, in which it occurs as multiple chromosomal copies and as a free circular form. The distribution of ICEA sequences in M. agalactiae strains and their occurrence in Mycoplasma bovis suggest the spreading of the element within or between species.