DNA uptake signal sequences in naturally transformable bacteria

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The naturally transformable bacterium Haemophilus influenzae Rd contains 1471 copies of the DNA uptake signal sequence (USS) 5'-AAGTGCGGT in its genome. Neisseria meningitidis contains 1891 copies of the USS sequence 5'- GCCGTCTGAA. The USSs are often found in the base paired stem of transcription terminators.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)603-616
Number of pages14
JournalResearch in Microbiology
Issue number9-10
StatePublished - Nov 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • DNA
  • Exogenous
  • Haemophilus
  • Neisseria
  • Uptake

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology


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