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Bacterio-opsin mutants of Halobacterium halobium.

Betlach, M. ; Pfeifer, F. ; Friedman, J. ; Boyer, H. W. :
Bacterio-opsin mutants of Halobacterium halobium.
In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 80 (5) pp. 1416-20. ISSN 0027-8424
[Artikel], (1983)

Kurzbeschreibung (Abstract)

The bacterio-opsin (bop) gene of Halobacterium halobium R1 has been cloned with about 40 kilobases of flanking genomic sequence. The 40-kilobase segment is derived from the (G+C)-rich fraction of the chromosome and is not homologous to the major (pHH1) or minor endogenous covalently closed circular DNA species of H. halobium. A 5.1-kilobase Pst I fragment containing the bop gene was subcloned in pBR322 and a partial restriction map was determined. Defined restriction fragments of this clone were used as probes to analyze the defects associated with the bop gene in 12 bacterio-opsin mutants. Eleven out of 12 of the mutants examined had inserts ranging from 350 to 3,000 base pairs either in the bop gene or up to 1,400 base pairs upstream. The positions of the inserts were localized to four regions in the 5.1-kilobase genomic fragment: within the gene (one mutant), in a region that overlaps the 5' end of the gene (seven mutants), and in two different upstream regions (three mutants). Two revertants of the mutant with the most distal insert had an additional insert in the same region. The polar effects of these inserts are discussed in terms of inactivation of a regulatory gene or disruption of part of a coordinately expressed operon. Given the defined nature of the bop mRNA-i.e., it has a 5' leader sequence of three ribonucleotides-these observations indicate that the bop mRNA might be processed from a large mRNA transcript.

Typ des Eintrags: Artikel
Erschienen: 1983
Autor(en): Betlach, M. ; Pfeifer, F. ; Friedman, J. ; Boyer, H. W.
Titel: Bacterio-opsin mutants of Halobacterium halobium.
Sprache: Englisch
Kurzbeschreibung (Abstract):

The bacterio-opsin (bop) gene of Halobacterium halobium R1 has been cloned with about 40 kilobases of flanking genomic sequence. The 40-kilobase segment is derived from the (G+C)-rich fraction of the chromosome and is not homologous to the major (pHH1) or minor endogenous covalently closed circular DNA species of H. halobium. A 5.1-kilobase Pst I fragment containing the bop gene was subcloned in pBR322 and a partial restriction map was determined. Defined restriction fragments of this clone were used as probes to analyze the defects associated with the bop gene in 12 bacterio-opsin mutants. Eleven out of 12 of the mutants examined had inserts ranging from 350 to 3,000 base pairs either in the bop gene or up to 1,400 base pairs upstream. The positions of the inserts were localized to four regions in the 5.1-kilobase genomic fragment: within the gene (one mutant), in a region that overlaps the 5' end of the gene (seven mutants), and in two different upstream regions (three mutants). Two revertants of the mutant with the most distal insert had an additional insert in the same region. The polar effects of these inserts are discussed in terms of inactivation of a regulatory gene or disruption of part of a coordinately expressed operon. Given the defined nature of the bop mRNA-i.e., it has a 5' leader sequence of three ribonucleotides-these observations indicate that the bop mRNA might be processed from a large mRNA transcript.

Titel der Zeitschrift, Zeitung oder Schriftenreihe: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Band: 80
(Heft-)Nummer: 5
Fachbereich(e)/-gebiet(e): Fachbereich Biologie, Biology > Mikrobiologie und Archaea, Microbiology and Archaea
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Fachbereich Biologie, Biology
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