Tn5 mutagenesis in Alcaligenes sp.
George W. Chacko
chacko at hpuxa.ircc.ohio-state.edu
Sat Aug 4 13:29:46 EST 1990
If anyone has had experience with Tn5 mutagenesis in Alcaligenes sp. (I'm
especially interested in Alcaligenes fecalis) I'd greatly appreciate their
comments on this problem.
I'm using pGS9 as the source of Tn5 (pGS9 encodes mob and tra functions and
also chloramphenicol resistance) mating with Alcaligenes fecalis in a drug
free enriched medium (LB) and selecting for kan resistance encoded by Tn5
on a minimal medium for ALcaligenes. The strain of A.fecalis I'm using is
If anyone has a protocol that's worked for them I'd like to get a copy. I'll
summarise replies and post if I get enough responses.
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