Gene disruption through homologous recombination in Spiroplasma citri: an scm1-disrupted motility mutant is pathogenic.

To determine whether homologous recombination could be used to inactivate selected genes in Spiroplasma citri, plasmid constructs were designed to disrupt the motility gene scm1. An internal scm1 gene fragment was inserted into plasmid pKT1, which replicates in Escherichia coli but not in S. citri, and into the S. citri oriC plasmid pBOT1, which replicates… CONTINUE READING