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Gene. 1997 Jul 31;194(2):191-9.

Cloning and sequencing of a 35.7 kb in the 70 degree-73 degree region of the Bacillus subtilis genome reveal genes for a new two-component system, three spore germination proteins, an iron uptake system and a general stress response protein.

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Department of Applied Biology, Faculty of Textile Science and Technology, Shinshu University, Nagano, Japan.


In the framework of the international project aimed at sequencing the Bacillus subtilis (Bs) genome, a 35.7-kb chromosome segment around the pel locus has been cloned and sequenced. This region (35,745 bp; 70 degrees-73 degrees of the genetic map) contains two partial and 38 complete orfs. A homology search for the products deduced from the 39 orfs revealed that 26 of them exhibit significant similarity to known proteins, e.g. germination proteins, sodium-alanine symporter, PTS system, methionine amino peptidase, 2-oxoglutarate/malate translocater, pectate lyase, general stress response protein, RNA helicase, iron uptake and two-component systems.

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