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Genetic instability and its possible evolutionary implications on the chromosomal structure of Streptomyces.

TitleGenetic instability and its possible evolutionary implications on the chromosomal structure of Streptomyces.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1997
AuthorsFischer, G, Kyriacou, A, Decaris, B, Leblond, P
JournalBiochimie
Volume79
Issue9-10
Pagination555-8
Date Published1997 Oct
ISSN0300-9084
KeywordsChromosomes, Bacterial, DNA, Bacterial, Evolution, Molecular, Sequence Deletion, Streptomyces
Abstract

Recent progress in the understanding of the chromosomal rearrangements in Streptomyces has allowed us to envisage the possible involvement of genetic instability in the evolution of the chromosomal structure. The characterization of recombinational events in the terminal parts of the S ambofaciens chromosome, as well as the observation by other groups that linear plasmids and chromosomes are able to interact, would provide an explanation for the very high levels of polymorphism seen in the terminal inverted repeats of different strains of Streptomyces.

Alternate JournalBiochimie
PubMed ID9466692