arabinose analogues

David Clarke clarke at
Thu Sep 26 13:19:54 EST 1996

I was wondering if anyone out there knows if there exists a 
non-fermentable analogue of L-arabinose (in the same way that IPTG works 
for lactose). Briefly I want to use it to induce expression of a gene 
controlled by the ara promoter whilst at the same time using 
lactose-MacConkey plates to monitor lacZ activity. It would be possible 
to construct a strain that does not ferment arabinose but it would be 
easier for me if there was a non-fermentable analogue.

Thanks in advance


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