Author(s): Baril C, Saint Girons I
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Abstract Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis allowed the determination of the size of the genome of Leptospira, a bacterium of the spirochete family. The three restriction enzymes, NotI (5'GC/GGCCGC), NheI (5'G/CTAGC), ApaI (5'-GGGCC/C) generated DNA fragments of suitable size. The results are compatible with a size of 5000 kb for the chromosome of both the pathogenic and the saprophytic species of Leptospira.
This article was published in FEMS Microbiol Lett
and referenced in Journal of Bacteriology & Parasitology