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Characterization of the 23S and 5S rRNA genes and 23S-5S intergenic spacer region (ITS-2) of Photobacterium damselae

Osorio, C.R., Collins, M.D., Romalde, J.L. and Toranzo, A.E. (2004) Characterization of the 23S and 5S rRNA genes and 23S-5S intergenic spacer region (ITS-2) of Photobacterium damselae. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 61 (1-2). pp. 33-39. ISSN 0177-5103

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To link to this item DOI: 10.3354/dao061033

Abstract/Summary

The 23S ribosomal RNA (rRNA) gene has been sequenced in strains of the fish pathogens Photobacterium damselae subsp. damselae (ATCC 33539) and subsp. piscicida (ATCC 29690), showing that 3 nucleotide positions are clearly different between subspecies. In addition, the 5S rRNA gene plus the intergenic spacer region between the 23S and 5S rRNA genes (ITS-2) were amplified, cloned and sequenced for the 2 reference strains as well as the field isolates RG91 (subsp. damselae) and DI21 (subsp. piscicida). A 100% similarity was found for the consensus 5S rRNA gene sequence in the 2 subspecies, although some microheterogeneity was detected as inter-cistronic variability within the same chromosome. Sequence analysis of the spacer region between the 23S and 5S rRNA genes revealed 2 conserved and 3 variable nucleotide sequence blocks, and 4 different modular organizations were found. The ITS-2 spacer region exhibited both inter-subspecies and inter-cistronic polymorphism, with a mosaic-like structure. The EMBL accession numbers for the 23S, 5S and ITS-2 sequences are: P. damselae subsp. piscicida 5S gene (AJ274379), P. damselae subsp. damselae 23S gene (Y18520), subsp. piscicida 23S gene (Y17901), R damselae subsp. piscicida ITS-2 (AJ250695, AJ250696), P. damselae subsp. damselae ITS-2 (AJ250697, AJ250698).

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences
ID Code:13106
Uncontrolled Keywords:23S, 5S, ITS-2, Photobacterium damselae, intergenic spacers, SUBSP PISCICIDA, SEQUENCE-ANALYSIS, VIBRIO-DAMSELA, 16S, PHYLOGENY, STRAINS, 16S-23S

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