Transposon mutagenesis as a tool to study the role of hemolysin in the virulence of Listeria monocytogenes.

The role of hemolysin in the virulence of Listeria monocytogenes was studied by using transposon mutagenesis. The 26-kilobase conjugative transposon Tn1545, originally found in Streptococcus pneumoniae, was transferred to a hemolytic virulent strain of L. monocytogenes. The frequency of transfer was estimated to be about 10(-8) per recipient. This allowed… CONTINUE READING