Location of Repository

Characterization and Genetic Analysis of a Mutant of Escherichia coli K-12 with Rounded Morphology

By Hiroshi Matsuzawa, Kou Hayakawa, Tetsuji Sato and Kazutomo Imahori

Abstract

A morphological mutant of Escherichia coli K-12 that grows as round cells at 30, 37, or 42 C in a variety of complex and synthetic media has been isolated and characterized. The gene concerned, designated rodA, has been shown to be on the chromosome between the purE and pyrC loci and to be located at about minute 15. The rodA gene has been found to be co-transducible with the lip gene at a frequency of 95%. The rodA mutant showed an increased resistance to ultraviolet irradiation and a changed sensitivity to drugs. The resistance to ultraviolet irradiation and mitomycin C appears to be co-transducible with the rodA gene

Topics: Genetics and Molecular Biology
Year: 1973
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:246256
Provided by: PubMed Central
Sorry, our data provider has not provided any external links therefor we are unable to provide a PDF.

Suggested articles


To submit an update or takedown request for this paper, please submit an Update/Correction/Removal Request.