UNIT 1.4 Selected Topics from Classical Bacterial Genetics

  1. Elisabeth A. Raleigh1,
  2. Karen Elbing2,
  3. Roger Brent3

Published Online: 1 AUG 2002

DOI: 10.1002/0471142727.mb0104s59

Current Protocols in Molecular Biology

Current Protocols in Molecular Biology

How to Cite

Raleigh, E. A., Elbing, K. and Brent, R. 2002. Selected Topics from Classical Bacterial Genetics. Current Protocols in Molecular Biology. 59:I:1.4:1.4.1–1.4.14.

Author Information

  1. 1

    New England Biolabs, Beverly, Massachusetts

  2. 2

    Clark & Elbing LLP, Boston, Massachusetts

  3. 3

    The Molecular Sciences Institute, Berkeley, California

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 AUG 2002
  2. Published Print: JUL 2002


Current cloning technology exploits many facts learned from classical bacterial genetics. This unit covers those that are critical to understanding the techniques described in this book. Topics include antibiotics, the LAC operon, the F factor, nonsense suppressors, genetic markers, genotype and phenotype, DNA restriction, modification and methylation and recombination.