Genetics transposons conventions...

William Brown wbrown at
Mon Nov 2 12:30:27 EST 1992

In article <1992Nov1.211151.1 at> 37_1510 at writes:
>In article <Bx2CrB.Fq0 at>, wbrown at (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,
>London, 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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