The genome of Brucella melitensis
The genome of Brucella melitensis strain 16M was sequenced and contained 3,294,931bp distributed over two circular chromosomes. Chromosome I was composed of 2,117,144bp and chromosome II has 1,177,787bp. A total of 3198 ORFs were predicted. The origins of replication of the chromosomes are similar to each other and to those of other α-proteobacteria. Housekeeping genes such as those that encode for DNA replication, protein synthesis, core metabolism, and cell-wall biosynthesis were found on both chromosomes. Genes encoding adhesins, invasins, and hemolysins were also identified. © 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
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DelVecchio, V., Kapatral, V., Elzer, P., Patra, G., & Mujer, C. (2002). The genome of Brucella melitensis. Veterinary Microbiology, 90 (1-4), 587-592. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0378-1135(02)00238-9