Curtis McAllister

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The effect of DNA upstream of the -35 region on promoter function was examined using two promoters isolated from the Bacillus subtilis bacteriophage SP82. The affinity of RNA polymerase for the two promoters in vitro differed significantly. For each promoter the nucleotide sequence of the upstream DNA was characterized by the presence of successive runs of(More)
The Alu156 promoter isolated from the Bacillus subtilis bacteriophage SP82 is dependent on curved DNA upstream of the -35 region for efficient function. Short DNA insertions of 6-29 base pairs were used to simultaneously change the linear placement and rotational orientation of this curved DNA relative to the -35 region. When these mutant promoters were(More)
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