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Growth Phase-Dependent Gene Regulation in Vivo in Sulfolobus Solfataricus
FEMS Microbiology Letters
  • Melissa DeYoung, Portland State University
  • Michelle Thayer, Portland State University
  • John Van der Oost, Wageningen University
  • Kenneth M. Stedman, Portland State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
6-6-2011
Subjects
  • Archaebacteria -- Genetics,
  • Gene expression,
  • RNA,
  • Ribosomes
Disciplines
Abstract

Ribosomal genes are strongly regulated dependent on growth phase in all organisms, but this regulation is poorly understood in Archaea. Moreover, very little is known about growth phase-dependent gene regulation in Archaea. SSV1- based lacS reporter gene constructs containing the Sulfolobus 16S/23S rRNA gene core promoter, the TF55a core promoter, or the native lacS promoter were tested in Sulfolobus solfataricus cells lacking the lacS gene. The 42-bp 16S/23S rRNA gene and 39-bp TF55a core promoters are sufficient for gene expression in S. solfataricus. However, only gene expression driven by the 16S/23S rRNA gene core promoter is dependent on the culture growth phase. This is the smallest known regulated promoter in Sulfolobus. To our knowledge, this is the first study to show growth phase-dependent rRNA gene regulation in Archaea.

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Copyright 2011 Federation of European Microbiological Societies Published by Blackwell Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved.

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DOI
10.1111/j.1574-6968.2011.02313.x
Persistent Identifier
http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/9930
Citation Information
DeYoung, M., Thayer, M., van der Oost, J. and Stedman, K. M. (2011), Growth phase-dependent gene regulation in vivo in Sulfolobus solfataricus. FEMS Microbiology Letters, 321: 92–99. doi: 10.1111/j.1574-6968.2011.02313.x