A possible heterodimeric prophage-like element in the genome of the insect endosymbiont Sodalis glossinidius

Alvin J. Clark, Mauricio Pontes, Tait Jones, Colin Dale

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Abstract

Extrachromosomal element pSOG3 (52,162 nucleotides) in the genome of Sodalis glossinidius contains redundant phage-related gene pairs, indicating that it may have been formed by the fusion of two ancestral phage genomes followed by gene degradation. We suggest that pSOG3 is a prophage that has undergone genome degeneration accompanying host adaptation to symbiosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2949-2951
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of bacteriology
Volume189
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology

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