Journal article

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

Abstract

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.

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