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J Bacteriol. Nov 1993; 175(22): 7471–7473.
PMCID: PMC206893

Resistance of lambda cI translation to antibiotics that inhibit translation initiation.


The lambda cI lysogenic transcript is unusual in having no leader. Expression of a cI-lacZ protein fusion was relatively resistant to kasugamycin and pactamycin, which inhibit translation initiation on transcripts with leaders. Our data imply that there are distinct differences in translation initiation between the two classes of transcripts.

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