IMR Press / FBL / Volume 7 / Issue 4 / DOI: 10.2741/zuber

Frontiers in Bioscience-Landmark (FBL) is published by IMR Press from Volume 26 Issue 5 (2021). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on as a courtesy and upon agreement with Frontiers in Bioscience.

Control of gene expression in Gram-positive bacteria: extensions of and departures from enteric paradigms
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1 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, OGI School of Science & Engineering, Oregon Health & Science University, Beaverton, OR 97006, USA
Academic Editor:Peter Zuber
Front. Biosci. (Landmark Ed) 2002, 7(4), 1857–1866;
Published: 1 August 2002
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Prokaryotic transcriptional regulation: beyond the enteric paradigms)

Our introduction to prokaryotic gene expression has always focused on the operon and regulatory mechanisms that operate within enteric bacteria such as Escherichia coli, Salmonella species, and their phages. While operon organization and many of the components of regulatory networks are conserved in Gram-positive species, there exists unique features that set these organisms apart from the enterics. Two examples are presented herein: carbon catabolite control and regulation of RNA polymerase sigma subunit activity, are presented. The accompanying reviews highlight the diversity and novel aspects of genetic control in Gram-positive bacteria, with descriptions of quorum-sensing systems, transcriptional control, and RNA processing mechanisms.

Escherichia coli
Bacillus subtilis
catabolite control
RNA polymerase
Sigma subunit
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