Mobilization of a Tn402-like class 1 integron with a novel cassette array via flanking miniature inverted-repeat transposable element-like structures

Michael R. Gillings, Maurizio Labbate, Ammara Sajjad, Nellie J. Giguère, Marita P. Holley, H. W. Stokes

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    Abstract

    A Tn402-like class 1 integron was recovered from a prawn-associated bacterium. One of its cassettes included methionine sulfoxide reductase genes, the first example of such genes being captured by an integron. The integron was flanked by direct repeats that resemble miniature inverted-repeat transposable element sequences. Excision of the integron by homologous recombination through these sequences was demonstrated.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)6002-6004
    Number of pages3
    JournalApplied and Environmental Microbiology
    Volume75
    Issue number18
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Sep 2009

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