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Complex Co1E1 DNA in Escherichia coli and Proteus mirabilis

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  • Incubation of the colicinogenic Escherichia coli strain JC 411 (ColE1) at elevated temperatures (47-49°) leads to the accumulation of catenated molecules and replicative intermediates of this plasmid. Mature supercoiled OolE1 DNA molecules synthesized under these conditions have an increased number of tertiary turns as shown by electron microscopy. The monomeric tightly supercoiled molecules possess a slightly slower sedimentation rate and a higher binding capacity for ethidium bromide than supercoiJed monomers synthesized at lowerIncubation of the colicinogenic Escherichia coli strain JC 411 (ColE1) at elevated temperatures (47-49°) leads to the accumulation of catenated molecules and replicative intermediates of this plasmid. Mature supercoiled OolE1 DNA molecules synthesized under these conditions have an increased number of tertiary turns as shown by electron microscopy. The monomeric tightly supercoiled molecules possess a slightly slower sedimentation rate and a higher binding capacity for ethidium bromide than supercoiJed monomers synthesized at lower temperatures. Recombination deficient mutants of E. coli recA, recB and recC, which carry the ColE1 plasmid, form about the same amount of catenated molecules at the elevated temperature as a rec+ strain. In addition, we have observed by electron microscopy a small percentage (.--.5% of the circular DNA molecules) of minicircular DNA molecules in all preparations of JC 411 (CoIE1). They are homogenous in size, with a molecular weight of 1.4 X 106 daltons. Addition of chloramphenicol to a culture of Proteus mirabilis (ColE1) leads to an increased amount of higher multiple circular oligomers and to a stimulated accumulation of catenated OolE1 DNA molecules of varying sizes. ColE1 DNA synthesis is more thermosensitive than chromosomal DNA replication in P. mirabili8. Plasmid replication stops completely at temperatures above 43°C.show moreshow less

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Author: Jürgen Kreft, Werner Goebel
URN:urn:nbn:de:bvb:20-opus-47044
Document Type:Journal article
Faculties:Fakultät für Biologie / Theodor-Boveri-Institut für Biowissenschaften
Language:English
Year of Completion:1974
Source:In: Molecular and General Genetics (1974) 129, 2, 149-166
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 57 Biowissenschaften; Biologie / 570 Biowissenschaften; Biologie
Release Date:2010/07/13
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht