Insertion mutations in the dam gene of Escherichia coli K-12
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Medical Subject Headings
DNA Transposable Elements; Escherichia coli; *Genes, Bacterial; Methyltransferases; Mutation; Site-Specific DNA-Methyltransferase (Adenine-Specific)
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.
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Citation: Mol Gen Genet. 1983;192(1-2):288-9.
Marinus, Martin G.; Carraway, Margaretha; Frey, Alexis Z.; Brown, Leif; and Arraj, Judy A., "Insertion mutations in the dam gene of Escherichia coli K-12" (1983). Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology Publications and Presentations. Paper 19.