Identification of plasmid partition function in coryneform bacteria.
Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 57: 759-772. 1991.
Y. Kurusu, Y. Satoh, M. Inui, K. Kobayashi, M. Terasawa and H. Yukawa.

We have identified and characterized a partition function that is required for stable maintenance of plasmids in the coryneform bacteria Brevibacterium flavum MJ233 and Corynebacterium glutamicum ATCC 31831. This function is localized to a HindIII-NspV fragment (673 bp) adjacent to the replication region of the plasmid, named pBY503, from Brevibacterium stationis IFO 12144. The function was independent of copy number control and was not associated directly with plasmid replication functions. This fragment was able to stabilize the unstable plasmids in cis but not in trans.