The dnaA region of Wolbachia, an intracellular bacterial parasite of insects, is unique. A glnA cognate was found upstream of the dnaA gene, while neither of the two open reading frames detected downstream of dnaA has any homologue in the database. This unusual gene arrangement may reflect requirements associated with the unique ecological niche this agent occupies.
|Pages (from-to)||4708 - 4710|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Bacteriology|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|