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Functional Analysis of Insertion Sequence ISAba1, Responsible for Genomic Plasticity of Acinetobacter baumannii▿

By Pauline D. Mugnier, Laurent Poirel and Patrice Nordmann


ISAba1 is an insertion sequence that is widely distributed in Acinetobacter baumannii. We demonstrated here that ISAba1 and the composite transposon Tn2006 are capable of transposition, generating 9-bp target site duplications. The expression of the ISAba1 transposase-encoding gene was downregulated by translational frameshifting

Topics: Bacteriophages, Transposons, and Plasmids
Publisher: American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
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