Properties of a transposon conferring resistance to penicillins and streptomycin

R. W. Hedges, M. Matthew, D. I. Smith, J. M. Cresswell, A. E. Jacob

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Abstract

R938 carries a transposon (TAß) of approximate molecular weight 9.5 Megadaltons (Mdal, 106 daltons). This contains genes for a ß lactamase of type TEM-1 and for streptomycin phosphotransferase (SPT). There is a tenfold difference in the efficiency of transposition in different strains of E. coli K12.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)241-253
Number of pages13
JournalGene
Volume1
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1977

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Keywords

  • R plasmid
  • TEM ß lactamase
  • streptomycin phosphotransferase

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  • Genetics

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