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Bacteria Collection: Leuconostoc mesenteroides

NCTC Number: NCTC 12954
Current Name: Leuconostoc mesenteroides
Other Collection No: ATCC 8293; NCDO 523
Type Strain: Yes
Family: Leuconostocaceae
Release Restrictions: Terms & Conditions of Supply of Microbial Pathogens: Safety
Conditions for growth on solid media: CBAR + blood concentration (10%) (Columbia Bartenella), 24-48 hours, 37°C, aerobic
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Ref #: 69143
Author(s): Morse,R.;O'Hanlon,K.;Collins,M.D.
Journal: Int J Syst Evol Microbiol
Title: Phylogenetic, amino acid content and indel analyses of the beta subunit of DNA-dependent RNA polymerase of gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria
Volume: 52
Page(s): 1477-84
Year: 2002
Keyword(s): GENBANK/AE001944 GENBANK/Y16466 GENBANK/Y16467 GENBANK/Y16468 GENBANK/Y16469 GENBANK/Y16470 GENBANK/Y16471 GENBANK/Y16472 GENBANK/Y19223 Amino Acid Sequence Amino Acids/analysis Base Composition Base Sequence DNA Transposable Elements DNA, Bacterial/chemistry/genetics DNA-Directed RNA Polymerases/*chemistry/*genetics Drug Resistance, Bacterial/genetics Genes, Bacterial Gram-Negative Bacteria/classification/*enzymology/*genetics Gram-Positive Bacteria/classification/*enzymology/*genetics Molecular Sequence Data Phylogeny Protein Subunits RNA, Bacterial/genetics RNA, Ribosomal, 16S/genetics Rifampin/pharmacology Sequence Deletion Sequence Homology, Amino Acid
Remarks: In this study, we have sequenced the rpoB gene, encoding the beta subunit of DNA-dependent RNA polymerase, from a selection of gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. The presence of insertions and deletions (indels) in the beta subunit separate the gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria from each other and support the division of the gram-positive organisms into two clades based on DNA G+C content. Phylogenetic and amino acid content analyses further separate the clostridia from bacilli, leuconostocs, listeriae and relatives, forming an early branch after the common gram-positive ancestor. The occurrence in the beta subunit of Asn-Ala at positions 471-472 in Porphyromonas cangingivalis and Asn at position 372 in Weissella paramesenteroides are postulated to be the cause of the natural rifampicin resistance of these species.
URL: 12361249
Accession Date: 14/06/2007
Taxonomy: TaxLink: S4360 (Leuconostoc mesenteroides (tsenkovskii 1878) van tieghem 1878) - Date of change: 31/05/2007
Biosafety Responsibility: It is the responsibility of the customer to ensure that their facilities comply with biosafety regulations for their own country

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