Department of Bacteriology, The University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706, USA.
Two mutant alleles of mukB, a gene essential for chromosome partition in Escherichia coli
Version of Record online: 17 JAN 2006
FEMS Microbiology Letters
Volume 123, Issue 1-2, pages 27–31, October 1994
How to Cite
Yamanaka, K., Mitani, T., Feng, J., Ogura, T., Niki, H. and Hiraga, S. (1994), Two mutant alleles of mukB, a gene essential for chromosome partition in Escherichia coli. FEMS Microbiology Letters, 123: 27–31. doi: 10.1111/j.1574-6968.1994.tb07196.x
- Issue online: 17 JAN 2006
- Version of Record online: 17 JAN 2006
- (Received 21 June 1994, Revised 1 August 1994, Accepted 3 August 1994)
- Escherichia coli;
- Chromosome partition;
- Haemophilus aegyptius
Abstract The MukB protein is essential for chromosome partitioning in Escherichia coli and consists of 1484 amino acid residues (170 kDa). We have determined the base changes at the mutated sites of the mukB106 mutant and a newly isolated mutant, mukB33. These mutant mukB genes were each found to carry a single base-pair transition which leads to an amino acid substitution; a serine residue at position 33 was changed to phenylalanine in the case of mukB106, and an aspartic acid residue at position 1201 was changed to asparagine in the case of mukB33.