Mutagenesis using Tn917 in Bacillus licheniformis

M. R. Wati, F. G. Priest, W. J. Mitchell

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    Two plasmid vectors containing Tn917 have been transformed into protoplasts of Bacillus licheniformis. Replication of the vectors was inhibited at high temperature. The transposon integrated efficiently into the chromosome and auxotroph formation was high (9% of transposed colonies). Most of these were argG or argH indicating a hot-spot region for integration of Tn917 into the chromosome. However, about 0.5% of the mutants had other auxotrophies.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)211-214
    Number of pages4
    JournalFEMS Microbiology Letters
    Issue number1-2
    Publication statusPublished - 1990


    • arg mutants
    • argininosuccinate lyase
    • Bacillus licheniformis
    • transposon mutagenesis


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