A recA null mutation may be generated in Streptomyces coelicolor

Tzu-Wen Huang, Hsiuh-Wei Chen

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The recombinase RecA plays a crucial role in homologous recombination and the SOS response in bacteria. Although recA mutants usually are defective in homologous recombination and grow poorly, they nevertheless can be isolated in almost all bacteria. Previously, considerable difficulties were experienced by several laboratories in generating recA null mutations in Streptomyces, and the only recA null mutants isolated (from Streptomyces lividans) appeared to be accompanied by a suppressing mutation. Using gene replacement mediated by Escherichia coli-Streptomyces conjugation, we generated recA null mutations in a series of Streptomyces coelicolor A3 (2) strains. These recA mutants were very sensitive to mitomycin C but only moderately sensitive to UV irradiation, and the UV survival curves showed wide shoulders, reflecting the presence of a recA-independent repair pathway. The mutants segregated minute colonies with low viability during growth and produced more anucleate spores than the wild type. Some crosses between pairs of recA null mutants generated no detectable recombinants, showing for the first time that conjugal recombination in S. coelicolor is recA mediated, but other mutants retained the ability to undergo recombination. The nature of this novel recombination activity is unknown. Copyright © 2006, American Society for Microbiology. All Rights Reserved.
頁(從 - 到)6771-6779
期刊Journal of Bacteriology
出版狀態已發佈 - 2006


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