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Res Microbiol. 2007 Jul-Aug;158(6):479-86. Epub 2007 May 8.

Vibrionaceae, a versatile bacterial family with evolutionarily conserved variability.

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Laboratory of Genomic Research on Pathogenic Bacteria, Research Institute for Microbial Diseases, Osaka University, 3-1 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan.

Abstract

Despite the broad diversity of Vibrionaceae, they display a surprising number of conserved features, most striking of which may be the ubiquitous presence of two chromosomes. Based on complete genome sequences and the findings generated therefrom, we discuss the origin, evolution and stability of this unusual chromosomal arrangement as well as its possible benefits.

PMID:
17590316
DOI:
10.1016/j.resmic.2007.04.007
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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