The complete nucleotide sequence of pCAR2: pCAR2 and pCAR1 were structurally identical IncP-7 carbazole degradative plasmids

Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2009 Mar 23;73(3):744-6. doi: 10.1271/bbb.80665. Epub 2009 Mar 7.


pCAR1 and pCAR2 are IncP-7 self-transmissible carbazole degradative plasmids. Their respective hosts showed clearly different conjugative host ranges. Their complete nucleotide sequences were virtually the same, and can be regarded as structurally the same plasmid, indicating that the difference in the conjugative host range was caused by host cell backgrounds.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Base Sequence
  • Carbazoles / chemistry
  • Carbazoles / metabolism*
  • Chromosomes / metabolism
  • DNA Restriction Enzymes / metabolism
  • Plasmids / chemistry
  • Plasmids / genetics*
  • Plasmids / metabolism*
  • Pseudomonas


  • Carbazoles
  • carbazole
  • DNA Restriction Enzymes