A hotspot for promoter-dependent recombination in polyomavirus DNA.

We have engineered polyomavirus (Py) DNA molecules carrying two large direct repeats within the late coding region, as well as a deletion encompassing the TATA box in the early promoter. Such constructs recombine less readily than a construct containing the same duplication of late sequences, but an intact early promoter. Furthermore, residual recombination… CONTINUE READING