DNA homology of Brucella abortus strains 19 and 2308. | Academic Article individual record

The restriction endonuclease digestion DNA patterns from Brucella abortus strains 19 and 2308 were examined with 11 restriction enzymes (AvaI, BamHI, BglII, BstEII, DdeI, EcoRI, HindIII, KpnI, PstI, XbaI, and SalI). The DNA electrophoretic banding patterns between the 2 strains were highly similar, using this restriction enzyme analysis. Differences were not discernable between B abortus strains 19 and 2308 in any of the restriction banding patterns examined. Methylation at CCGG or GATC sites was not detectable on the basis of digestion with isoschizomers (HpaII and MspI, and DpnI, Sau3AI and MboI). Homology between B abortus strains 19 and 2308 was assessed, using solution-hybridization techniques followed by S1 nuclease assays. Results of these reassociation experiments indicated 98.6 to 99.3% homology between B abortus strains 19 and 2308 with 13.5 to 18.6% homology between B abortus (strains 19 and 2308) and the E coli HB101 control. We concluded that any DNA differences between the 2 B abortus strains are small and will require analysis at the DNA sequence level.

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Muzny, D. M., Ficht, T. A., Templeton, J. W., & Adams, L. G.
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  • Brucella Abortus
  • Sequence Homology, Nucleic Acid
  • Nucleic Acid Hybridization
  • DNA Restriction Enzymes
  • Species Specificity
  • DNA, Bacterial
  • Escherichia Coli
  • Animals
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