A 300 kpb genome segment, including a complete set of tRNA genes, is dispensable for Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans

G. Levicán, A. Katz, J. Valdés, R. Quatrini, D. S. Holmes, O. Orellana

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Abstract

The genome sequences from two strains of the acidophilic, autotrophic, chemolithotrophic proteobacterium A. ferrooxidans are available from genome databases. Bioinformatic sequence comparison revealed the existence in one strain of a putative integrative conjugative element (ICE), containing an entire set of clustered tRNA genes. ICE is missing in the other strain, suggesting that this element as well as the tRNA genes cluster is dispensable for the bacterium. Bioinformatic predictions suggest that the tRNA genes cluster might mainly contribute to the translation of ICE encoded genes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiohydrometallurgy 2009
Subtitle of host publicationA Meeting Point between Microbial Ecology, Metal Recovery Processes and Environmental Remediation - Selected, peer rev. papers 18th Int. Biohydrometallurgy Symp., IBS 2009
Pages187-190
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event18th International Biohydrometallurgy Symposium, IBS 2009 - Bariloche, Argentina
Duration: 13 Sep 200917 Sep 2009

Publication series

NameAdvanced Materials Research
Volume71-73
ISSN (Print)1022-6680

Other

Other18th International Biohydrometallurgy Symposium, IBS 2009
Country/TerritoryArgentina
CityBariloche
Period13/09/0917/09/09

Keywords

  • Integrative conjugative elements
  • Rare tRNA
  • tRNAS gene cluster

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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