Nucleotide Sequence of the F Plasmid Leading Region

Plasmid. 1999 May;41(3):219-25. doi: 10.1006/plas.1999.1390.


The entire nucleotide sequence of the first DNA segment of the conjugative F plasmid to enter the recipient cell, the leading region, is described. Analysis of the sequence provides further evidence that products encoded within the 13.2-kb leading region are likely to be expressed and perform functions associated with the transferred strand in the recipient cell.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Amino Acid Sequence
  • Bacterial Proteins / genetics
  • Conjugation, Genetic
  • DNA, Bacterial / genetics
  • Escherichia coli / genetics
  • F Factor / genetics*
  • Genes, Bacterial
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Open Reading Frames
  • Sequence Homology, Amino Acid


  • Bacterial Proteins
  • DNA, Bacterial

Associated data

  • GENBANK/AF106329