≥17 different plasmids/cell
||Bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi
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summarize the results from sequencing, assembly and analysis of
the linear chromosome and 11 plasmids."
||"The genome of the bacterium
B31, the aetiologic agent of Lyme disease, contains a linear
chromosome of 910,725 base pairs and at least 17 linear and circular plasmids with a combined size of more than
533,000 base pairs...One of the most striking features of
is its unusual
genome, which includes a linear chromosome approximately one
megabase in size
and numerous linear and circular plasmids
with some isolates containing up to 20 different plasmids."