Genetics transposons conventions...
wbrown at access.digex.com
Mon Nov 2 12:30:27 EST 1992
In article <1992Nov1.211151.1 at uwovax.uwo.ca> 37_1510 at uwovax.uwo.ca writes:
>In article <Bx2CrB.Fq0 at access.digex.com>, wbrown at access.digex.com (William Brown) writes:
>> I hope somebody can help me with this problem. My research is in
>> modeling, so I've gotten a little rusty on the genetics end of things.
>> I'm reading a paper that includes the following descriptions of
>> transposons in its PROCEDURES section, and for the life of me I don't know
>> what they are talking about: Hfr::Tn10, zcf::Tn10, and srl::Tn10. I KNOW
>> what Tn10 is - a P1 phage-transfer unstable transposon carrying
>> tetracycline resistance. I HAVE NO IDEA what the meanings of the
>> three-letter prefixes are.
>The three letter symbols correspond to the gene where the transposon is
>inserted. ie. srl=sorbitol. [...etc.]
>Miguel A. Valvano. Microbiology and Immunology, University of Western Ontario,
Thank you and the others who have replied. The Hfr I figured
out, but the other two (epsecially the zcf) had me stumped.
Thanks for the help.
William Brown, Jr.
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