The A subunit of DNA gyrase in mycobacteria is frequently subjected to splicing events as its gene, gyrA, harbours an insertion encoding an intein. Investigation of a number of different isolates of Mycobacterium kansasii, Mycobacterium malmoense, Mycobacterium marinum, Mycobacterium ulcerans and Mycobacterium xenopi demonstrated that the presence of GyrA inteins is not random but a taxonomic character specific for a given taxon at a species or subspecies level.
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 1998|
- Myobacterium kansasii
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