The shotgun cloning of a Mycobacterium bovis BCG (BCG) genome into pBluescript SK (+) successfully yielded a 0.9 kbp fragment, confirming the ability of Escherichia coli thyA mutant MH2702 to grow in a thymine-depleted medium. This DNA fragment contained a gene homologous to the thymidylate synthase (TS)-encoding genes (thyA) of other organisms. An inverted repeat sequence and open reading frame (ORF) were observed at the upstream region of the thyA. A computer analysis revealed that the protein encoded by this ORF possessed a structure unique for a DNA binding protein.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||MICROBIOLOGY and IMMUNOLOGY|
|Publication status||Published - 1998|
- Gene expression
- Mycobacterial enzyme
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