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Garrity for help with data collection. This paper greatly benefitted from the comments of three anonymous referees.
The products of the mutD and mutL genes of Escherichia coli are involved in proofreading by DNA polymerase III and DNA adenine MTase (Dam)-dependent mismatch repair, respectively. We have used the plasmid-borne bacteriophage P22 mnt gene as a target to determine the types of mutations produced in mutL25 and mutD5 strains. Of 60 mutations identified from… (More)
Some 200 different 5S rRNA sequences from eubacteria, chloroplasts, mitochondria, archaebacteria, and eukaryotes were analyzed for evolutionary kinship relationships and associated sequential features. Group-specific occupation schemes for the 149 positions of an overall alignment were established. Eubacterial, archaebacterial, and intermediate occupation… (More)
Isopropyl-beta-D-thiogalactoside (IPTG), at 0.5 or 1.0 mM, is shown to reduce spontaneous, and to virtually abolish caffeine- or quinacrine-induced reversions of the lacZ frameshift mutation in E. coli ND160. Guanosine at 200 micrograms/ml and Co2+ at 15 micrograms/ml had an erratic partial antimutagenic effect on spontaneous lac+ reversions. All 3 agents… (More)
The first five amino acids of the catalytic alpha 1-subunit predicted from its cDNA are not found in purified mammalian Na(+)-K(+)-ATPase, suggesting co- or posttranslational cleavage. To facilitate evaluation of amino-terminal structure and the cleavage process, we developed a site-directed antibody (anti-VGR) specific for the first nine residues of… (More)