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    Springer
    Molecular genetics and genomics 224 (1990), S. 396-404 
    ISSN: 1617-4623
    Keywords: Transcription unit comL ; Competence ; Bacillus subtilis
    Source: Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
    Topics: Biology
    Notes: Summary Using the transformation-deficient mutant M465, which was previously isolated by means of insertional mutagenesis with plasmid pHV60, a transcription unit comL required for genetic competence of Bacillus subtilis was identified. A chromosomal DNA fragment flanking the inserted pHV60 was isolated and used to screen two different libraries of B. subtilis DNA in phage lambda EMBL4 and lambda EMBL12, respectively. With the aid of six recombinant phages that hybridize with this chromosomal fragment a restriction map of about 23 kb of B. subtilis chromosomal DNA was constructed. Using small adjoining pieces of this chromosomal DNA in Campbell integrations, the size of the transcription unit involved in competence development could be delimited to about 15 kb. By insertion of a promoterless lacZ gene into comL, the transcriptional regulation of comL was analysed and epistatic interactions among various other com genes were determined. The results of these experiments indicated that comL is optimally expressed in glucose-based minimal medium when the culture enters the stationary phase of growth and that the expression of late competence genes is dependent on previous transcription of comL, which in turn is dependent on the gene products of comA and comB.
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    [s.l.] : Nature Publishing Group
    Nature 450 (2007), S. 1253-1257 
    ISSN: 1476-4687
    Source: Nature Archives 1869 - 2009
    Topics: Biology , Chemistry and Pharmacology , Medicine , Natural Sciences in General , Physics
    Notes: [Auszug] Phagocytosis and autophagy are two ancient, highly conserved processes involved, respectively, in the removal of extracellular organisms and the destruction of organisms in the cytosol. Autophagy, for either metabolic regulation or defence, involves the formation of a double membrane called ...
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    Oxford, UK : Blackwell Publishing Ltd
    Molecular microbiology 8 (1993), S. 0 
    ISSN: 1365-2958
    Source: Blackwell Publishing Journal Backfiles 1879-2005
    Topics: Biology , Medicine
    Notes: srfA is a locus required for the production of the lipopeptide antibiotic surfactin. This locus is also necessary for efficient sporulation and competence development. Mutations in the 5′ portion of the srfA operon affect all three of these processes, whereas mutations in the 3′ portion of srfA only affect sporulation and surfactin production. Analysis of the proteins encoded by the srfA locus revealed seven large domains which are likely to be responsible for the activation and binding of the seven amino acids of surfactin. Identification of the amino acid that is activated by the srfA domains was determined by amino acid-dependent pyrophosphate exchange reactions on partially purified cell extracts of strains carrying different srfA mutations. These results indicate colin-earity between the order of the domains in the srfA locus and the amino acid sequence of surfactin. The minimal genetic element of srfA required for the establishment of competence was shown to be the 5′ region of the second open reading of srfA, which encodes the valine activation domain. This portion of srfA, when cloned on a plasmid, complemented the competence deficiency of a srfA deletion mutant in trans.
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