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Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1996 Nov 12;228(2):386-90.

Construction of a broad-host-range promoter-probing vector and cloning of promoter fragments of Xanthomonas campestris.

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Institute of Molecular Biology, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan, Republic of China.


A broad-host-range promoter-probing vector, pMY3 (8.0 kb), was constructed for cloning of DNA fragments containing promoter sequences of Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris. This vector (pMY3) consists of the RK2 replicon, promoterless luxAB genes, the thr attenuator to block the transcription of RNA into the luxAB region, and multiple cloning sites for cloning of the fragment carrying promoter sequences. The feasibility of using pMY3 as a promoter-probing vector in both E. coli and Xc17 was demonstrated by using the lac promoter of E. coli, and the amy promoter of X. campestris in Xc17. Among the 63 promoter-containing fragments cloned from Xc17, only 9 were able to express in E. coli. It appears that X. campestris can recognize most E. coli type promoters, but, E. coli can recognize only a small portion of the X. campestris type promoters.

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