Identification of four genes of the Brucella melitensis ATP synthase operon F0 sector: relationship with the Rhodospirillaceae family. Academic Article uri icon


  • We have determined the nucleotide sequence of a cloned DNA fragment from the human and animal pathogen Brucella melitensis. Four genes were identified from a 4069 bp fragment, corresponding to the B. melitensis a, c, b', and b subunits of the ATP synthase F0 sector operon. A duplicated and divergent copy of the b-subunit gene was observed. This feature has been found only in photosynthetic bacteria and chloroplasts. In addition, the gene cluster was separated from the F1 sector, a characteristic described only for the Rhodospirillaceae family.

published proceedings

  • Microb Comp Genomics

author list (cited authors)

  • Hernndez-Castro, R., Verdugo-Rodrguez, A., Gutirrez-Pabello, J. A., Adams, L. G., Surez-Gemes, F., & Sahagn-Ruz, A.

citation count

  • 3

complete list of authors

  • Hernández-Castro, R||Verdugo-Rodríguez, A||Gutiérrez-Pabello, JA||Adams, LG||Suárez-Güemes, F||Sahagún-Ruíz, A

publication date

  • January 2000