Mituru Takanami

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The nucleotide sequence of a 2248 bp portion of the plasmid mini-F has been determined. This region includes the replication origin and all of the plasmid-coded information required for replication. The same region is also capable of expressing incompatibility. A striking feature of the sequence is the presence of nine 19-bp repeating units. Four of these(More)
We have identified novel, cis-acting elements which enhance in vivo the replication activity of plasmids carrying the minimal oriC of Escherichia coli. These are (i) the AT rich sequence ('AT-cluster') which exists immediately left of the 13mer repeats and (ii) the gid transcriptional unit. The 'AT-cluster' was functionally replaced by an unrelated AT rich(More)
A DNA fragment containing the replication origin of the Escherichia coli K-12 chromosome was inserted in two orientations at either the BamHI or SalI site of pBR322 DNA. All the resulting hybrid plasmids were found to replicate in both polA and polA + cells, whereas pBR322 replicates only in polA + cells. This characteristic provided a method for assaying(More)
From subfragments of an EcoRI fragment (9 kilobase pairs) that contained the replication origin of the Escherichia coli chromosome and had been cloned as a recombinant with a nonreplicating DNA fragment coding for ampicillin resistance, small derivative plasmids were constructed. The smallest of these, pTSO151, contained a segment of 463 base pairs as the(More)
On the basis of the observation that dnaA protein binds preferentially to DNA fragments carrying the Escherichia coli chromosomal replication origin (oriC), the binding sites were investigated by DNase I footprinting. As a result, three strong binding sites were identified in the minimal oriC sequence. The respective binding sites were 16 to 17 base-pairs(More)
Starting from a cosmid library of the 250 kb hairy root inducing plasmid pRiA 4b, a mini-pRiA 4b replicon of 4.6 kb was isolated. This mini-plasmid was stably maintained in Agrobacterium species and its replication characteristics, such as temperature-sensitive replication, copy number and incompatibility, were similar to those of the parental pRiA 4b.(More)
We have subcloned the asnA gene of E. coli K-12, a gene coding for asparagine synthetase, from a previously cloned 6 mega-dalton segment of E. coli chromosome containing the DNA replication origin, ori, and asnA. The complete nucleotide sequence of the asnA gene was determined: the region of the structural gene extends 990 base-pairs at nucleotide positions(More)