Molecular and General Genetics MGG

, Volume 192, Issue 1, pp 288–289

Insertion mutations in the dam gene of Escherichia coli K-12

  • M. G. Marinus
  • Margaretha Carraway
  • Alexis Z. Frey
  • Leif Brown
  • Judy A. Arraj
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF00327681

Cite this article as:
Marinus, M.G., Carraway, M., Frey, A.Z. et al. Molec Gen Genet (1983) 192: 288. doi:10.1007/BF00327681

Summary

The dam gene of E. coli can be inactivated by insertion of Tn9 or Mud phage. Strains bearing these mutations are viable indicating that the dam gene product is dispensable.

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© Springer-Verlag 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. G. Marinus
    • 1
  • Margaretha Carraway
    • 1
  • Alexis Z. Frey
    • 1
  • Leif Brown
    • 1
  • Judy A. Arraj
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PharmacologyUniversity of Massachusetts Medical SchoolWorcesterUSA