Site-directed mutations in the relaxase operon of RP4.


Mutations were constructed by site-directed mutagenesis in the relaxase operon of the broad-host-range plasmid RP4. The mutations were constructed in smaller plasmids, recombined into the 60-kb RP4 plasmid, and tested for their ability to transfer. The relaxase operon contains the transfer genes traJ, traH, and traI, which are involved in nicking at the… (More)