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Recombinant plasmids capable to replication in B. subtilis and E. coli

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  • The plasmid pBC16 (4.25 kbases), ongtnally isolated from Bacillus cereus, determines tetracycline resistance and can be transformed into competent cells of B. subtilis. A miniplasmid of pBCl6 (pBCI6-1), 2,7 kb) which has lost an EcoRI fragment of pBCI6 retains the replication functions and the tetracycline resistance. This plasmid which carries only one EcoRI site has been joined in vitro to pBS], a cryptic plasmid previously isolated from B. subtilis and shown to carry also a single EcoRI site (Bernhard et aI., 1978). The recombinant plasmidThe plasmid pBC16 (4.25 kbases), ongtnally isolated from Bacillus cereus, determines tetracycline resistance and can be transformed into competent cells of B. subtilis. A miniplasmid of pBCl6 (pBCI6-1), 2,7 kb) which has lost an EcoRI fragment of pBCI6 retains the replication functions and the tetracycline resistance. This plasmid which carries only one EcoRI site has been joined in vitro to pBS], a cryptic plasmid previously isolated from B. subtilis and shown to carry also a single EcoRI site (Bernhard et aI., 1978). The recombinant plasmid is unstable and dissociates into the plasmid pBSl61 (8.2 kb) and the smaller plasmid pBS162 (2. I kb). Plasmid pBS161 retains the tetracycline resistance. It possesses a single EcoRI site and 6 HindlII sites. The largest HindIII fragment of pBS161 carries the tetracycline resistance gene and the replication function. After circularization in vitro of this fragment a new plasmid, pBS161-l is generated, which can be used as a HindlII and EcoRI cloning vector in Bacillus suhtilis. Hybrid plasmids consisting of the E. coli plasmids pBR322, p WL 7 or pACl84 and different HindlII fragments of pBSI61 were constructed in vitro. Hybrids containing together with the E. coli plasmid the largest HindlII fragment of pBS161 can replicate in E. coli and B. sublilis. In E. coli only the replicon of the E. coli plasmid part is functioning whereas in B. suhtilis replication of the hybrid plasmid is under the control of the Bacillus replicon. The tetracycline resistance of the B. subtilis plasmid is expressed in E. coli, but several antibiotic resistances of the E. coli plasmids (ampicillin, kanamycin and chloramphenicol) are not expressed in B. suhtilis. The hybrid plasmids seem to be more unstable in B. subtilis than in E. coli.show moreshow less

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Author: Jürgen Kreft, K. Bernhard, Werner Goebel
URN:urn:nbn:de:bvb:20-opus-47000
Document Type:Journal article
Faculties:Fakultät für Biologie / Theodor-Boveri-Institut für Biowissenschaften
Language:English
Year of Completion:1978
Source:In: Molecular and General Genetics (1978) 162, 1, 59-67
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 57 Biowissenschaften; Biologie / 570 Biowissenschaften; Biologie
Release Date:2010/07/13
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht