The complete nucleotide sequence of the bacteriocinogenic plasmid CloDF13

Plasmid. 1986 Sep;16(2):135-60. doi: 10.1016/0147-619x(86)90072-7.


The complete nucleotide sequence of the bacteriocinogenic plasmid CloDF13 has been determined. The plasmid consists of 9957 base pairs (molecular weight 6.64 X 10(6] with a GC content of 54.4%. At this moment 16 identified biological functions can be assigned to the primary structure of the CloDF13 DNA. The functions include those of eight protein encoding genes, two untranslated RNA species, and six DNA sites. We discuss these functions in relation to the structure of CloDF13 DNA. For convenience we have divided the CloDF13 genome into five defined regions: region I (origin of vegetative replication, priming and control of replication, type I incompatibility), region II (cloacin DF13, cloacin immunity, cloacin release, cloacin operon control), region III (double-stranded DNA-phage interaction, type II incompatibility, multimer resolution), region IV (inhibition of male specific RNA phages and transfer of Flac), and region V (mobility proteins, basis of mobility).

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Amino Acid Sequence
  • Bacteriocins / genetics*
  • Base Sequence
  • Codon
  • DNA Replication
  • DNA, Bacterial / genetics
  • Genes, Bacterial
  • Nucleic Acid Conformation
  • Operon
  • Plasmids*
  • Promoter Regions, Genetic
  • Transcription, Genetic


  • Bacteriocins
  • Codon
  • DNA, Bacterial

Associated data

  • GENBANK/M17497