Transposition of IS10 from the host Escherichia coli genome to a plasmid may lead to cloning artefacts

During recloning of Nicotiana tabacum L. repetitive sequence R8.3 in Escherichia coli, a modified clone that differed from the original by the insertion of an IS10 sequence was unintentionally produced. The insert was flanked by a 9-bp direct repeat derived from the R8.3 sequence, the 9-bp duplication of acceptor DNA in the site of insertion being a… CONTINUE READING