Genome Property Definition Page

NameF-type conjugation system
DescriptionF-type plasmid conjugation systems are those distinctive of the F-plasmid first described in E.coli. This system consists of a type-IV pilus specialized for plasmid DNA transduction as well as specialized machinery for mating-type recognition in the recipient cell and a relaxosome and coupling protein system for initiating and providing energy for the transfer. Two genomes properties, GenProp0484 and GenProp0485, encapsulate the F-type-specific and generic components repectively. The generic components are found in non-F-type conjugative systems such as the P and I-like systems. This parent property will match the state of the specific components property (GenProp0484) except in the following cases: when the specific property is YES and the generic property is less than YES, this property will assign the state, some evidence; when the specific property is assigned the state, none found, and the generic property is assigned a state greater than none found, this property will assign the state, not supported.
JCVI RolePlasmid functions
Parent PropertyGenProp0071: transport
GenProp0076: DNA handling
Literature References
[ 1 ]Frost LS, Leplae R, Summers AO, Toussaint A  Mobile genetic elements: the agents of open source evolution.  Nat Rev Microbiol. 2005 Sep;3(9):722-32.  PMID 16138100
[ 2 ]Lawley TD, Klimke WA, Gubbins MJ, Frost LS  F factor conjugation is a true type IV secretion system.  FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2003 Jul 15;224(1):1-15.  PMID 12855161
[ 3 ]Harris RL, Silverman PM  Tra proteins characteristic of F-like type IV secretion systems constitute an interaction group by yeast two-hybrid analysis.  J Bacteriol. 2004 Aug;186(16):5480-5.  PMID 15292150
Gene Ontology TermGO:0009291: unidirectional conjugation (biological_process)

Step NameStep NumRequiredEvidence (Method)Evidence Go Terms
GenProp0485: conjugation common componentcommonYESGenProp0485 (GENPROP): F and P-type conjugation systems (type IV secretion), common components
GO:0009291: unidirectional conjugation
apparent operon-associated genesotherNOOPERON (STR-CLUST)
GenProp0484: F-type specific componentsspecificYESGenProp0484 (GENPROP): F-type conjugation system (type IV secretion) specific components
GO:0009291: unidirectional conjugation

Parent Properties
GenProp0076DNA handling

Child Properties
GenProp0484F-type conjugation system (type IV secretion) specific components
GenProp0485F and P-type conjugation systems (type IV secretion), common components

Sibling Properties
GenProp0179protein transport
GenProp0180small molecule transport
GenProp0649heterocyst-related ABC exporter DevBCA
GenProp0821putative Na:solute symporter two-gene cassette
GenProp0857anchored repeat-class ABC transporter, P. acnes type
GenProp0895alcohol ABC transporter, PedABC-type
GenProp0941TonB-dependent nutrient uptake pairs, RagAB/SusCD type
GenProp1094energy-coupling factor transporters
GenProp0018natural transformation
GenProp0056type IV pilus
GenProp0115DNA repair
GenProp0198ruvABC Holliday junction complex
GenProp0311competence-related genes
GenProp0490Ti-type conjugation system
GenProp0699DNA gyrase
GenProp0851integration host factor
GenProp0855integrating conjugative element, PFGI-1 class
GenProp0858conjugative transposon, Bacteroides type