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Mol Gen Genet. 1995 Feb 6;246(3):397-400.

An unusual mutation in RepA increases the copy number of a stringently controlled plasmid (Rts1 derivative) by over one hundred fold.

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Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 19104-6076.

Abstract

A copy number mutant of the Rts1 replicon (copy number 1-2 copies/cell) was obtained. A one-base substitution in the repA region results in a single amino acid change from histidine to asparagine at position 159. This mutation increased the plasmid copy number by up to 120-fold depending upon the growth conditions. At 42.5 degrees C the plasmid with the wild type replicon was unstable while the mutated replicon was relatively stable.

PMID:
7854325
DOI:
10.1007/bf00288614
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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