Table 1

Phenotype of gene inactivation in the mtn region.

Gene name

Strain

Growth on MTR as sole sulfur source


Wild type +O2a

168

normal growth after four days

Wild type -O2a

168

no growth after four days

mtnS (ykrS)b

BSHP7010

no growth

mtnK (ykrT)

BFS1850

no growth

mtnU (ykrU)

BFS1851

no growth (numerous revertants)

mtnV (ykrV)

BSHP7020

normal growth

mtnW (ykrW)

BSHP7014

no growth

mtnX (ykrX)

BFS1852

normal growth

mtnY (ykrY)

BSHP7016

no growth

mtnZ (ykrZ)

BFS1853

weak residual growth


a. See Materials and methods; nitrate was used as an electron acceptor. b. Former gene names are given in brackets.

Sekowska and Danchin BMC Microbiology 2002 2:8   doi:10.1186/1471-2180-2-8

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