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Restoration of bacterioopsin gene expression in a revertant of Halobacterium halobium.

Pfeifer, Felicitas and Boyer, H. W. and Betlach, M. C. (1985):
Restoration of bacterioopsin gene expression in a revertant of Halobacterium halobium.
In: Journal of bacteriology, 164 (1), pp. 414-20. ISSN 0021-9193,
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Abstract

Restoration of bacterioopsin (bop) gene expression in a revertant of Halobacterium halobium was investigated. The phenotype of the revertant is the result of a translocation of the 588-base-pair (bp) sequence "ISH25", adjacent to an ISH24 insertion found in the parental mutant IV-4. These insertions are located about 1,400 bp upstream of the bop gene within the coding region of the putative brp (bacterioopsin-related protein) gene. The level at which the brp gene affects bop gene expression is unknown. Analysis of bop and brp gene transcription in the wild type, mutant IV-4, and the revertant supports the hypothesis that transcription of the putative brp gene is necessary for bop gene expression in the revertant. Eight insertion mutants of the Bop revertant were analyzed to further elucidate restoration of bop gene expression in the revertant. Bop mutants of the revertant were recovered with a frequency of about 10(-4) and were found to contain insertion elements in addition to ISH24 and "ISH25". Six-eighths of these mutants have the insertion element ISH2, and two mutants have previously uncharacterized insertion elements (ISH27 [1,400 bp] and ISH28 [1,000 bp]). ISH27 and ISH28 are confined to the more A + T-rich fraction of the H. halobium genome, as are most copies of other halobacterial insertion elements. The insertion sites in the Bop mutants of the revertant mapped within the coding region of the bop gene (three mutants), immediately upstream of the bop gene presumably in the bop promoter region (two mutants), or within a region from 241 to 449 bp upstream of the bop gene (three mutants). This distribution of insertion sites suggests that the integrity of the 526-bp region between the bop and the brp genes is important for bop gene expression in the revertant.

Item Type: Article
Erschienen: 1985
Creators: Pfeifer, Felicitas and Boyer, H. W. and Betlach, M. C.
Title: Restoration of bacterioopsin gene expression in a revertant of Halobacterium halobium.
Language: English
Abstract:

Restoration of bacterioopsin (bop) gene expression in a revertant of Halobacterium halobium was investigated. The phenotype of the revertant is the result of a translocation of the 588-base-pair (bp) sequence "ISH25", adjacent to an ISH24 insertion found in the parental mutant IV-4. These insertions are located about 1,400 bp upstream of the bop gene within the coding region of the putative brp (bacterioopsin-related protein) gene. The level at which the brp gene affects bop gene expression is unknown. Analysis of bop and brp gene transcription in the wild type, mutant IV-4, and the revertant supports the hypothesis that transcription of the putative brp gene is necessary for bop gene expression in the revertant. Eight insertion mutants of the Bop revertant were analyzed to further elucidate restoration of bop gene expression in the revertant. Bop mutants of the revertant were recovered with a frequency of about 10(-4) and were found to contain insertion elements in addition to ISH24 and "ISH25". Six-eighths of these mutants have the insertion element ISH2, and two mutants have previously uncharacterized insertion elements (ISH27 [1,400 bp] and ISH28 [1,000 bp]). ISH27 and ISH28 are confined to the more A + T-rich fraction of the H. halobium genome, as are most copies of other halobacterial insertion elements. The insertion sites in the Bop mutants of the revertant mapped within the coding region of the bop gene (three mutants), immediately upstream of the bop gene presumably in the bop promoter region (two mutants), or within a region from 241 to 449 bp upstream of the bop gene (three mutants). This distribution of insertion sites suggests that the integrity of the 526-bp region between the bop and the brp genes is important for bop gene expression in the revertant.

Journal or Publication Title: Journal of bacteriology
Journal volume: 164
Number: 1
Divisions: 10 Department of Biology > Microbiology and Archaea
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