DNA-binding vesicles released from the surface of a competence-deficient mutant of Haemophilus influenzae.

Haemophilus influenzae com-51, a mutant deficient in DNA uptake, produces an extracellular DNA-binding activity. The activity was specific for Haemophilus DNA and was isolated from cell-free competence medium after incubation for 100 to 130 min. Initial steps in the purification procedure resulted in the loss of detectable binding activity, but activity was… CONTINUE READING