Genome-wide mapping of methylated adenine residues in pathogenic Escherichia coli using single-molecule real-time sequencing

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Genome-wide mapping of methylated adenine residues in pathogenic Escherichia coli using single-molecule real-time sequencing
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Nature Biotechnology, November 2012
DOI 10.1038/nbt.2432
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Gang Fang, Diana Munera, David I Friedman, Anjali Mandlik, Michael C Chao, Onureena Banerjee, Zhixing Feng, Bojan Losic, Milind C Mahajan, Omar J Jabado, Gintaras Deikus, Tyson A Clark, Khai Luong, Iain A Murray, Brigid M Davis, Alona Keren-Paz, Andrew Chess, Richard J Roberts, Jonas Korlach, Steve W Turner, Vipin Kumar, Matthew K Waldor, Eric E Schadt

Abstract

Single-molecule real-time (SMRT) DNA sequencing allows the systematic detection of chemical modifications such as methylation but has not previously been applied on a genome-wide scale. We used this approach to detect 49,311 putative 6-methyladenine (m6A) residues and 1,407 putative 5-methylcytosine (m5C) residues in the genome of a pathogenic Escherichia coli strain. We obtained strand-specific information for methylation sites and a quantitative assessment of the frequency of methylation at each modified position. We deduced the sequence motifs recognized by the methyltransferase enzymes present in this strain without prior knowledge of their specificity. Furthermore, we found that deletion of a phage-encoded methyltransferase-endonuclease (restriction-modification; RM) system induced global transcriptional changes and led to gene amplification, suggesting that the role of RM systems extends beyond protecting host genomes from foreign DNA.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 18 12%
United Kingdom 4 3%
Germany 3 2%
Belgium 3 2%
Japan 2 1%
Brazil 2 1%
Sweden 1 1%
China 1 1%
Norway 1 1%
Other 6 4%
Unknown 114 74%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Ph.D. Student 50 32%
Post Doc 25 16%
Student (Master) 21 14%
Researcher (at a non-Academic Institution) 10 6%
Researcher (at an Academic Institution) 10 6%
Other 39 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biological Sciences 136 88%
Computer and Information Science 6 4%
Medicine 5 3%
Engineering 4 3%
Chemistry 3 2%
Other 1 1%

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This article has an Altmetric score of 43.29. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that this article has received. This score was calculated when the article was last mentioned on 20 July 2014.
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