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Plasmid. 1983 Sep;10(2):156-63.

A host-vector system for gene cloning in the cyanobacterium Anacystis nidulans R2.

Abstract

We describe the construction of a series of vectors suitable for gene cloning in the cyanobacterium Anacystis nidulans R2. From the indigenous plasmid pUH24, derivatives were constructed with streptomycin as the selective marker; one of these plasmids was used to construct pUC303, a shuttle vector capable of replication in A. nidulans R2 as well as in Escherichia coli K12. It has two markers, streptomycin and chloramphenicol resistance, and three unique restriction sites. Instability of recombinant plasmids was overcome by using a derivative of A. nidulans R2 cured of the indigenous plasmid pUH24. This strain, R2-SPc, can be transformed stably and at high frequency by the plasmids described in this paper. The combination of the cured strain R2-SPc and the new plasmid pUC303 serves as a suitable host-vector system for gene cloning in cyanobacteria.

PMID:
6314409
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