Killer gene

Bernard Heymann bheymann at bragg.bio.purdue.edu
Sun Mar 12 15:49:32 EST 1995


In article <1995Mar10.103150.1 at sara.cc.utu.fi>, pekrappu at sara.cc.utu.fi
(Pekka Rappu) wrote:
> 	Is there a gene encoding some kind of protein that kills E. coli
>         either indirectly by activating a poison, for example, or
>         directly?
> 
>         Pekka Rappu
>         University of Turku
>         Finland-- 

Yes!
There is about 20 different types of colicin, a very specific toxin that
kills E. coli and related bacteria. We happen to work with one. If you need
more info, let me know.

-- 
Bernard Heymann
bheymann at bragg.bio.purdue.edu



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