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Gene. 1995 Sep 22;163(1):69-74.

Construction of gusA transcriptional fusion vectors for Bacillus subtilis and their utilization for studies of spore formation.

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Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19140, USA.


A series of gusA transcriptional fusion vectors is described for Bacillus subtilis (Bs). The series includes a vector for use with the amyE system of Shimotsu and Henner [Gene 43 (1986) 85-94], an integrative vector and vectors that provide gusA or gusA neo cassettes. The gusA fusions are compatible with lacZ fusion vectors that are widely used with Bs, and gusA and lacZ fusions are expressed at similar levels. beta-Glucuronidase (beta Glu) and beta-galactosidase (beta Gal) do not exhibit any cross-reactivity, there is very little endogenous beta Glu activity in Bs, and there is no indication of mutation to high-level expression. We have use strains containing both gusA and lacZ fusions to compare the times of expression of different genes during sporulation.

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