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J Gen Microbiol. 1987 Feb;133(2):341-6.

Location and function of fruC, a gene involved in the regulation of fructose utilization by Escherichia coli.

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Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge, UK.


Procedures are described for the selection of Escherichia coli mutants that constitutively take up and phosphorylate fructose, and convert it to fructose 1,6-bisphosphate. The phenotype of such mutants is described. The altered regulatory gene, fruC, is highly co-transducible with leu and other markers located at min 2 on the genome. In merozygotes, fruC+ is dominant to fruC. Mutants can be readily isolated that are fruC at 42 degrees C but fruC+ at 30 degrees C; moreover, the integration of a Tn10 transposon in the genome at min 2 converts fruC+ strains to fruC. It is therefore likely that the fruC+ regulatory gene specifies a repressor protein.

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