Effect of pKM101 plasmid on lethal and mutagenic damage in UV-irradiated E. coli strains.


Introduction of the R-factor plasmid pKM101 increased resistance to UV-killing in uvr lexA(Ind-) recA+ strains of E. coli K12 as well as B, while their UV mutability was not affected. Similar effects were also observed in those strains when the 18-B plasmid (a pBR322 derivative carrying the region (about 5 kb) of the 35.4 kb pKM101 plasmid) was introduced… (More)