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Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)

Partial characterization of a genomic island associated with the multidrug resistance region of Salmonella enterica Typhymurium DT104.

This study describes the identification of the insertion site and partial characterization of a 43-kb region harboring the genes associated with the penta-resistant phenotype of a Canadian isolate of Salmonella enterica Typhymurium DT104 labelled 96-5227. The 43-kb fragment, here referred to as Salmonella genomic island I (SgiI), was found in the genome of S. enterica Typhymurium between the thdf and a prophage CP-4-like integrase ( int2) gene and is flanked by an imperfect 18-bp direct repeat. A region downstream of sulI in the right end of SgiI contained four open reading frames which includes an IS6100 element, and a 2-kb region from the left end contained two open reading frames which showed homology to an integrase and an excisionase. Furthermore, a 1.9-kb retron sequence located between int2 and yidY was identified which may be unique to the S. enterica Typhymurium genome. The int-retron sequence is flanked by a 27-bp imperfect direct repeat.[1]


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