Heterogeneity of dnaB Locus of Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare Complex

Kohji Yamamoto, Stacey A. Rutherford, Malini Rajagopalan, Hideki Hirakawa, Satoru Kuhara, Yutaka Banno, Hiroshi Fujii, Murty V.V.S. Madiraju

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Analysis of the dnaB gene, homologue of the Escherichia coli replicative DNA helicase DnaB, from various Mycobacterium intracellulare complex strains revealed their dnaB genes were heterogeneity. We found that intein was included in-frame in the dnaB locus of M. intracellulare and that the intein is highly similar to M. avium intein. Phylogenetic study showed intein sequences were remote from their own host, dnaB sequences and suggested that the horizontal transfer had occurred among Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare complex strains.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)375-381
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Agronomy and Crop Science


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