DNA uptake signal sequences in naturally transformable bacteria
Smith HO, Gwinn ML, Salzberg SL
The naturally transformable bacterium Haemophilus influenzae Rd contains 1471 copies of the DNA uptake signal sequence (USS) 5'-AAGTGCGGT in its genome. Neisseria meningitidis contains 1891 copies of the USS sequence 5'-GCCGTCTGAA. The USSs are often found in the base paired stem of transcription terminators.