cycloheximide sensitivity

ChuCDJK chucdjk at
Wed Nov 15 00:09:51 EST 1995

I received six responses to my question as to whether there exists a gene
which makes bacteria sensitive to cycloheximide, a drug which interferes
with mRNA translation.  The general consensus is that such a gene exists
only in eukaryotic cells.  For my purpose - to test the randomness of
phage insertion - I will probably be using another drug resistance gene
(e.g. against penicillin, streptomycin, kanamycin etc.) - to conduct the
assay.  Thanx to all who responded!

Chenghuan Chu
Mountain View High School

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