DNA-damaging agents stimulate gene expression at specific loci in Escherichia coli.

Operon fusions in Escherichia coli were obtained that showed increased beta-galactosidase expression in response to treatment with the DNA-damaging agent mitomycin C. These fusions were generated by using the Mud(ApR, lac) vector [Casadaban, M.J. & Cohen, S.N. (1979) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 76, 4530-4533] to insert the lactose structural genes randomly… (More)