Characterization of two genes, p11 and p5, on the Borrelia burgdorferi 49-kilo base linear plasmid

Sunlian Feng, Subrata Das, Stephen W Barthold, Erol Fikrig

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A putative operon encoding two Borrelia burgdorferi N40 genes, p11 and p5 was cloned and localized to the 49 kilobase linear plasmid, p11 encodes an 11 kDa protein and p5 encodes a 5 kDa protein. The first 88 nucleotides of p11 have 81% identity with orf5 on a circular plasmid from Borrelia afzelii strain Ip21, suggesting that homologues of these genes may be present in different regions of the B. burgdorferi genome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)270-272
Number of pages3
JournalBiochimica et Biophysica Acta - Gene Structure and Expression
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 17 1996
Externally publishedYes



  • Antibody
  • B. burgdorferi
  • Lyme disease
  • Plasmid
  • Spirochete

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Genetics
  • Structural Biology
  • Biophysics

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