IS30 elements are mediators of genetic diversity in Oenococcus oeni.

Abstract : Oenococcus oeni is responsible for the malolactic fermentation of wines. Genomic diversity has been recently established in the species and extensive attention is now being given to the genomic bases of strain-specific differences. We explored the role of insertion sequences (IS), which are considered as driving forces for novel genotypic and phenotypic variants in prokaryotes. The present study focuses on members of the IS30 family, which are widespread among lactic acid bacteria. An in silico analysis of the three available genomes of O. oeni in combination with the use of an inverse PCR strategy targeting conserved IS30-related sequences indicated the presence of seven IS30 copies in the pangenome of O. oeni. A primer designed to anneal to the conserved 3' end of the IS30 element was paired with each of the seven primers selected to bind to unique sequences upstream of each of the seven mobile elements identified. The study presents an overview of the abundance, and the genomic environment of IS30 elements in the O. oeni pangenome and shows that the two existing genetic sub-populations previously described in the species through multilocus sequence typing analysis (MLST) differ in their IS30 content. Possible IS30 impacts on bacterial adaptation are discussed.
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Fatima El Gharniti, Marguerite Dols-Lafargue, Elisabeth Bon, Olivier Claisse, Cécile Miot-Sertier, et al.. IS30 elements are mediators of genetic diversity in Oenococcus oeni.. International Journal of Food Microbiology, Elsevier, 2012, 158 (1), pp.14-22. ⟨10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2012.06.009⟩. ⟨hal-00722965⟩



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