BacA-mediated bleomycin sensitivity in Sinorhizobium meliloti is independent of the unusual lipid A modification
Ferguson, G.P. × Jansen, An Marlow, V.L. Walker, G.C. #
American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
Journal of Bacteriology vol:188 issue:8 pages:3143-3148
Sinorhizobium meliloti bacA mutants are symbiotically defective, deoxycholate sensitive, and bleomycin resistant. We show that the bleomycin resistance phenotype is independent of the lipid A alteration and that the changes giving rise to both phenotypes are likely to be involved in the inability of bacA mutants to persist within their hosts.