, Volume 184, Issue 3, pp 536-538

Primary structure of Escherichia coli RNA polymerase nucleotide substitution in the β subunit gene of the rifampicin resistant rpoB255 mutant

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The transducing phage λ dsupM814 and the plasmid pIB1830 containing the wild-type rpoB gene have been constructed and the primary structure of the gene's central fragment has been established. In contrast with the wild-type, the gene of the rpoB255 mutant, whose primary structure has been published, was found to contain an A.T.→T.A. transversion entailing the substitution of a valine residue for the aspartic acid residue (516) of the wild-type β subunit.

Communicated by D. Goldfarb