Bacterial Genome

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Bacterial Genome

Post by shmolex » Wed Feb 07, 2007 2:30 am

Is the entire bacterial genome coding DNA?
If not, does anyone know how much of it is coding?

I know that there are no introns so an entire gene has to be coding, but what about the space inbetween 2 genes?

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Post by canalon » Wed Feb 07, 2007 9:57 pm

Which bacterium are you talking about?

The mycobacterium have a very dense genome, and most of it is used either as coding or regulating sequences. Other bacteria have pseudo genes, spacer sequences and other non coding regions. How much exactly I don't know but this might be found in the princeps papers for each sequencing project, so I suggest to go to your library and find those.
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Post by pyrophoenix » Sun Feb 11, 2007 4:14 pm

no idea....
it is a matter to be considered!
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Post by MrMistery » Sun Feb 11, 2007 4:52 pm

most bacteria also have transposable elements and transposons..
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