Table 1.

Large chromosomal inversions within species

OrganismNo. of inversionsSize of inverted region (%)Inversion junction(s)Reference
Eubacteria (purple)
Bordetella pertussis (6 strains)210–25ND 52
Escherichia coli K-12
  LN850 and LN1053240–47IS5a 39
  W3110120 rrna 24
  BHB260022–13IS1 and IS5d 3
  1485IN136IS3c 27
Neisseria gonorrhoeae (6 strains)130ND 21
Salmonella typhi (127 strains)20ND rrnb 37
Pseudomonas aeruginosa clone C (21 strains)919–50ND 50
P. stutzeri (20 strains)4NDND 22
Eubacteria (gram-positive)
Bacillus subtilis
  166145Nonhomologousc 25
  60866140ND 57
Lactococcus lactis (2 strains)150ND 31
Mycoplasma hominis (5 strains)150ND 28
Eubacteria (spirochetes)
Leptopsira interrogans (2 strains)140ND 61
Archaebacteria
Halobacterium salinarum (3 strains)110ND 23
  • a Determined by Southern hybridization and genetic studies.

  • b Determined by I-CeuI restriction analysis.

  • c Determined by nucleotide sequence analysis.

  • d Determined by restriction analysis.