Title

Two Copies of Form IRuBisCO Genes in Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans ATCC 23270

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-1-2002

Department

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Abstract

Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans ATCC 23270 possesses two copies of form I ribulose bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase (RuBisCO). The nucleotide sequence identity between the two large and two small subunit peptides was 75% and 58%, respectively. It is proposed that the two copies resulted from lateral gene transfer.

Publication Title

Current Microbiology

Volume

45

Issue

2

First Page

115

Last Page

117