Molecular and General Genetics MGG

, Volume 198, Issue 1, pp 175–176

Competition between isogenic mutS and mut+ populations of Escherichia coli K12 in continuously growing cultures

  • Wolfgang Tröbner
  • Reinhard Piechocki
Short Communication

DOI: 10.1007/BF00328719

Cite this article as:
Tröbner, W. & Piechocki, R. Molec Gen Genet (1984) 198: 175. doi:10.1007/BF00328719

Summary

Previous studies have shown that the mutT, mutH and mutL mutators of Escherichia coli have a marked advantage in competition growth with otherwise coisogenic wild-type strains. As shown in this paper the same is true for the mutS mismatch mutator. In three experiments mutS could outgrow the wild-type and had higher fitness values.

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© Springer-Verlag 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Wolfgang Tröbner
    • 1
  • Reinhard Piechocki
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GeneticsMartin Luther UniversityHalle/SaaleGerman Democratic Republic