Nonmagnetic mutants of Magnetospirillum magneticum AMB-1 were recovered following mini-Tn5 transposon mutagenesis. Transconjugants with kanamycin resistance were obtained at a frequency of 2.7 × 10-7 per recipient. Of 3327 transconjugants, 62 were defective for bacterial magnetic particle (BMP) synthesis. The frequency of independent transposition events for nonmagnetic mutants was about 1.4% in transconjugants. Further analysis of DNA sequences flanking transposon by inverted polymerase chain reaction allowed isolation of at least 10 genes or DNA sequences involved in BMP synthesis in M. magneticum AMB-1.
|ジャーナル||Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology - Part A Enzyme Engineering and Biotechnology|
|出版ステータス||Published - 2001 5 23|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
- Molecular Biology