Insertion mutations in the dam gene of Escherichia coli K-12
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- Marinus, M.G., Carraway, M., Frey, A.Z. et al. Molec Gen Genet (1983) 192: 288. doi:10.1007/BF00327681
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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.