Insertion sequence [IS] distribution among bacterial groups

Range Table - link Number of insertion sequences/group
Organism prokaryote
Reference Mahillon J, Chandler M. Insertion sequences. Microbiol Mol Biol Rev. 1998 Sep62(3):725-74. p.749 table 4PubMed ID9729608
Comments "The distribution of ISs among different bacterial genera and groups (ref 146a, Holt, J. G., N. R. Krieg, P. H. A. Sneath, J. T. Staley, and S. T. Williams. 1994. Bergey’s manual of determinative bacteriology, 9th ed. The Williams & Wilkins Co., Baltimore, Md.) is presented in Tables 3 and 4 (including isoforms). What has become increasingly clear since the publication of Mobile DNA in 1989 (ref 29, Berg, D. E., and M. M. Howe (ed.). 1989. Mobile DNA. American Society for Microbiology, Washington, D.C.) is that members of most individual families can be distributed across many different eubacterial and archaebacterial genera (Table 3 BNID 111312). So far, two exceptions are IS1, which appears to be limited to the enterobacteria, and IS66, which is restricted to bacteria of the rhizosphere. Not unexpectedly, the groups of bacteria in which the largest number of elements have been documented are also those which have received the most attention (Table 4). This implies that a wealth of elements remain to be discovered in the less well characterized groups." Please note there is also at least one archaea genus (Halobacterium)
Entered by Uri M
ID 111313