, Volume 159, Issue 1, pp 101-106

Characterisation of Tn501, a transposon determining resistance to mercuric ions

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The transposon encoding resistance to mercuric ions, Tn501, is 5.2 (±0.1)×106 daltons and is bounded by small inverted repeats. The restriction sites for the restriction endonucleases EcoRI, HindIII and SalGI have been mapped on the element.