Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Curr Opin Microbiol. 1999 Oct;2(5):524-8.

Codon usage and lateral gene transfer in Bacillus subtilis.

Author information

1
Unité de Régulation de l'Expression Génétique Institut Pasteur 28 rue du Docteur Roux, 75724, Paris, Cedex 15, France.

Abstract

Bacillus subtilis possesses three classes of genes, differing by their codon preference. One class corresponds to prophages or prophage-like elements, indicative of the existence of systematic lateral gene transfer in this organism. The nature of the selection pressure that operates on codon bias is beginning to be understood.

PMID:
10508724
DOI:
10.1016/s1369-5274(99)00011-9
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Elsevier Science
Loading ...
Support Center