Cloning, characterization, and complementation of lesions causing acid sensitivity in Tn5-induced mutants of Rhizobium meliloti WSM419
Goss, T.J., O'Hara, G.W., Dilworth, M.J. and Glenn, A.R. (1990) Cloning, characterization, and complementation of lesions causing acid sensitivity in Tn5-induced mutants of Rhizobium meliloti WSM419. Journal of Bacteriology, 172 (9). pp. 5173-9.
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Four Tn5-induced mutants of Rhizobium meliloti WSM419 were unable to grow or maintain intracellular pH at an external pH of 5.6. Restriction analysis of DNA fragments carrying Tn5 and flanking sequences cloned from these mutants indicated that all four cloned mutations are unique and that the two strains (TG1-6 and TG1-11) carry Tn5 insertions which are within 4.4 kilobases of each other on a single EcoRI fragment. Southern analysis of total mutant DNA indicated a single copy of Tn5 in each mutant. A limited cosmid gene bank of wild-type WSM419 DNA was probed for homology to mutant DNA cloned from the acid-sensitive mutants. Dot hybridization experiments identified one cosmid element within this bank carrying wild-type DNA sequences corresponding to DNA implicated in acid tolerance. This cosmid was able to complement defects in growth and intracellular pH maintenance in TG1-11 but not TG1-6.
|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Murdoch Affiliation:||Centre for Rhizobium Studies
School of Biological and Environmental Sciences
|Publisher:||American Society for Microbiology|
|Copyright:||© 1990, American Society for Microbiology|
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