Title

Insertion mutations in the dam gene of Escherichia coli K-12

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology

Date

1-1-1983

Document Type

Article

Medical Subject Headings

DNA Transposable Elements; Escherichia coli; *Genes, Bacterial; Methyltransferases; Mutation; Site-Specific DNA-Methyltransferase (Adenine-Specific)

Abstract

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.

Rights and Permissions

Citation: Mol Gen Genet. 1983;192(1-2):288-9.

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

6316110