Organization and transcription of the six genes SCO4126-4131 of S. coelicolor. (A) Comparison of organization of the SCO4126-4131 genes of the S. coelicolor chromosome and the SLP2.19-23 (or pQC542.1c-6c) genes of S. lividans plasmid SLP2. The homologous genes are indicated by dashed lines and transcriptional directions of genes by filled arrowheads. (B) RT-PCR of transcript overlapping the consecutive adjacent genes of the SCO4126-4131 cluster. RNA of strain M145 was isolated and reverse-transcribed into cDNA. The cDNA, RNA and M145 chromosomal DNA were used as templates. Five paired primers (i.e. p67, p78, p89, p90 and p01) were used to allow amplification of segments extending from each gene into its immediate neighbor. PCR products were electrophoresed in 2% agarose gel at 100 v for 1 h.