Spontaneous Spectinomycin resistance ?

the End jgraham at bronze.ucs.indiana.edu
Thu Sep 1 10:47:32 EST 1994


I am seeing a relatively high rate of acquisition of spectinomycin 
resistance in the E. coli strain I am working with (CSH20 from Miller's
old kit). It appears that all cells in a cuture are somewhat resistant,
and that 60 or so colonies will form from approximately 100 ul of 
competent cells spread on a plate.

Anyone else see this ? Any relevant knowledge of mechanisms ?

Thanks much,

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J. E. Graham 
Biology and Chemistry Departments 
Indiana University Bloomington 

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