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FEMS Microbiol Lett. 1996 Jul 1;140(2-3):261-4.

The multiple-sugar metabolism (msm) gene cluster of Streptococcus mutans is transcribed as a single operon.

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Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City 73190, USA. rmclaugh@rex.uokhsc.edu

Abstract

The multiple-sugar metabolism (msm) locus of Streptococcus mutans constitutes a non-PTS sugar uptake system responsible for the transport and utilization of raffinose, melibiose and isomaltotrioses. While previous studies have used polar mutations to suggest that these genes are co-transcribed, there has not been evidence to support this. In this report we present direct evidence that the msm genes can be transcribed as a single operon.

PMID:
8764489
DOI:
10.1016/0378-1097(96)00191-7
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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