Cloning and sequence determination of the gene coding for the elongation factor Tu of Mycobacterium leprae.

@article{Dhandayuthapani1994CloningAS,
  title={Cloning and sequence determination of the gene coding for the elongation factor Tu of Mycobacterium leprae.},
  author={S Dhandayuthapani and M J Banu and Yoshiko Kashiwabara},
  journal={Journal of biochemistry},
  year={1994},
  volume={115 4},
  pages={664-9}
}
Elongation factor Tu (EF-Tu) plays an important role in protein biosynthesis and is susceptible to antibiotics in prokaryotes like Escherichia coli. In order to understand the primary structure of EF-Tu in the intracellular pathogenic bacterium Mycobacterium leprae, the gene (tuf gene) coding for this protein was cloned and sequenced. The gene contains a… CONTINUE READING