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  • Werner Arber, Danièle Wauters-Willems
  • 1962
E. coli 15T- carries two distinct sets of DNA restriction and modification activities. The genetic information for system A is contained in the bacterial chromosome and linked to the thr region. This fact suggests host specificity A to be related to those of strains K and B. The genes controlling system 15 are on a plasmid which is related to phage Pl: it(More)
Molecular methods are used widely to measure genetic diversity within populations and determine relationships among species. However, it is difficult to observe genomic evolution in action because these dynamics are too slow in most organisms. To overcome this limitation, we sampled genomes from populations of Escherichia coli evolving in the laboratory for(More)
The DNA sequence of a new IS element, the IS26, is 820 bp long and carries 14 bp perfect terminal inverted repeats. Upon integration, IS26 generates an 8 bp duplication of its target sequence. A large open reading frame within IS26 could code for a protein of 234 amino acids. On its reverse strand, IS26 also carries one large open reading frame, 591 bp(More)
Insertion mutations arising spontaneously in the P1 prophage and affecting vegetative phage reproduction were screened for the presence of insertion sequence 2 (IS2). Filter hybridization identified 28 out of 44 independent insertions as IS2. Their target specificity is not random. A region that amounts to < 2% of the phage genome had trapped 15 of the 28(More)
The gene for the insertion sequence (IS) 30 transposase is placed under the control of the tac promoter, and large quantities of transposase are expressed upon induction. The resulting protein precipitates inside the Escherichia coli cells in the form of inclusion bodies which, upon cell lysis, cannot be dissolved under nondenaturing conditions. In(More)
The Escherichia coli resident mobile element IS30 has pronounced target specificity. Upon transposition, the element frequently inserts exactly into the same position of a preferred target sequence. Insertion sites in phages, plasmids and in the genome of E. coli are characterized by an exceptionally long palindromic consensus sequence that provides strong(More)
  • Brigitte Bächi, Werner Arber
  • 1977
A cleavage map of bacteriophage P1 DNA was established by reciprocal double digestion with various restriction endonucleases. The enzymes used and, in parenthesis, the number of their cleavage sites on the P1clts genome are: PstI (1), HindIII (3), BglII (11), BamHI (14) and EcoRI (26). The relative order of the PstI, HindIII and BglII sites, as well as the(More)