Site-specific recombination in Gram-positive theta-replicating plasmids

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Abstract

Abstract This review summarises current information on the site-specific recombinases encoded by the plasmids of the Gram-positive bacteria that have low guanine and cytosine content in their DNA. It focuses on the peculiar biological features of the recombination systems encoded by the theta-replicating plasmids and compares them with the site-specific recombinases encoded by transposons or plasmids originally isolated from Gram-negative bacteria.

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