HMM Summary Page: TIGR01259

FunctioncomEA protein
Trusted Cutoff152.35
Domain Trusted Cutoff152.35
Noise Cutoff66.40
Domain Noise Cutoff66.40
Isology Typesubfamily
HMM Length120
Mainrole CategoryCellular processes
Subrole CategoryDNA transformation
AuthorUjwal ML, Paulsen IT
Entry DateMay 24 2001 2:40PM
Last ModifiedFeb 14 2011 3:27PM
CommentThis model describes the ComEA protein in bacteria. The com E locus is obligatory for bacterial cell competence - the process of internalizing the exogenous added DNA. Lesions in the loci has been variously described for the appearance of competence-related pheonotypes and impairment of competence, suggesting their intimate functional role in bacterial transformation.