Complementation of Transposition Functions Encoded by Transposons Tn501(HgR) and Tn1721(TetR)

  • Rüdiger Schmitt
  • Josef Altenbuchner
  • John Grinsted


Recent experiments have demonstrated that the two transposons Tn501 and Tnl721, which code for diverse resistance characters, have a continuous sequence of approximately four kilobases (kb) in common (Altenbuchner et al., 1981). This communication contains (i) descriptions of Tn50l and Tnl721 and (ii) an analysis of the four kb-homology region indicating that it encodes functions required for transposition.


Tetracycline Resistance EcoRI Fragment Tetracycline Resistance Gene Transposition Frequency Tryptophan Operon 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rüdiger Schmitt
    • 1
  • Josef Altenbuchner
    • 1
  • John Grinsted
    • 2
  1. 1.Lehrstuhl für GenetikUniversität RegensburgRegensburgGermany
  2. 2.Department of BacteriologyUniversity of BristolBristol BS8 1TDUK

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