Journal article

A novel transposon construct expressing PhoA with potential for studying protein expression and translocation in Mycoplasma gallisepticum

Indu S Panicker, Anna Kanci, Chien-Ju Chiu, Paul D Veith, Michelle D Glew, Glenn F Browning, Philip F Markham

BMC Microbiology | BMC | Published : 2012


BACKGROUND: Mycoplasma gallisepticum is a major poultry pathogen and causes severe economic loss to the poultry industry. In mycoplasmas lipoproteins are abundant on the membrane surface and play a critical role in interactions with the host, but tools for exploring their molecular biology are limited. RESULTS: In this study we examined whether the alkaline phosphatase gene (phoA ) from Escherichia coli could be used as a reporter in mycoplasmas. The promoter region from the gene for elongation factor Tu (ltuf) and the signal and acylation sequences from the vlhA 1.1 gene, both from Mycoplasma gallisepticum , together with the coding region of phoA , were assembled in the transposon-containi..

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