Study of Homologous Recombination and Chromosomal Rearrangements inEscherichia coliStrains Carrying a Heterozygous Tandem Duplication

Study of Homologous Recombination and Chromosomal Rearrangements inEscherichia coliStrains... Heterozygous tandem duplications formed in conjugational matings in Escherichia coliprovides a convenient model system for studying the evolution of bacterial chromosome. Heterozygous duplications segregate various classes of haploid and diploid recombinants that appear as a result of unequal crossing over between sister chromosomes. In this work, an extended tandem duplication in the deooperon of E. colicarrying deoA deoB::Tn5/deoC deoD thr::Tn9alleles was examined. Recombination between homologous DNA repeats in the duplication was studied in strains carrying different combinations of recBC, sbcBC, recB::Tn10, recQ::Tn3and recF::Tn3mutations. The frequency of recombination between homologous DNA repeats was very high in all strains and did not decrease when the RecBCD and RecF recombinational pathways were simultaneously damaged in strains with the recB sbcBC recQ(or recF) genotype. It is assumed that unequal crossing over between direct DNA repeats in duplications may proceed through a particular pathway of “adaptive” recombination. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Russian Journal of Genetics Springer Journals

Study of Homologous Recombination and Chromosomal Rearrangements inEscherichia coliStrains Carrying a Heterozygous Tandem Duplication

Loading next page...
 
/lp/springer_journal/study-of-homologous-recombination-and-chromosomal-rearrangements-m2T8sEQN0N
Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © 2001 by MAIK “Nauka/Interperiodica”
Subject
Biomedicine; Human Genetics
ISSN
1022-7954
eISSN
1608-3369
D.O.I.
10.1023/A:1016654328847
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Heterozygous tandem duplications formed in conjugational matings in Escherichia coliprovides a convenient model system for studying the evolution of bacterial chromosome. Heterozygous duplications segregate various classes of haploid and diploid recombinants that appear as a result of unequal crossing over between sister chromosomes. In this work, an extended tandem duplication in the deooperon of E. colicarrying deoA deoB::Tn5/deoC deoD thr::Tn9alleles was examined. Recombination between homologous DNA repeats in the duplication was studied in strains carrying different combinations of recBC, sbcBC, recB::Tn10, recQ::Tn3and recF::Tn3mutations. The frequency of recombination between homologous DNA repeats was very high in all strains and did not decrease when the RecBCD and RecF recombinational pathways were simultaneously damaged in strains with the recB sbcBC recQ(or recF) genotype. It is assumed that unequal crossing over between direct DNA repeats in duplications may proceed through a particular pathway of “adaptive” recombination.

Journal

Russian Journal of GeneticsSpringer Journals

Published: Oct 16, 2004

References

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Unlimited reading

Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.

Stay up to date

Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.

Organize your research

It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve Freelancer

DeepDyve Pro

Price
FREE
$49/month

$360/year
Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed
Create lists to
organize your research
Export lists, citations
Read DeepDyve articles
Abstract access only
Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles
Print
20 pages/month
PDF Discount
20% off