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Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)

Mapping of insertion elements IS1, IS2 and IS3 on the Escherichia coli K-12 chromosome. Role of the insertion elements in formation of Hfrs and F' factors and in rearrangement of bacterial chromosomes.

The chromosome of an Escherichia coli K-12 strain W3110 contains seven copies of insertion element IS1, 12 copies of IS2 and six copies of IS3. We determined the approximate locations of six copies of IS1 (named is1A to is1F), ten copies of IS2 (named is2A to is2J), and five copies of IS3 (named is3A to is3E) on the W3110 chromosome by plaque hybridization using the "mini-set" of the lambda phage library that includes 476 clones carrying chromosomal segments that cover the W3110 chromosome almost entirely. Cleavage maps of the W3110 chromosome and cleavage analysis of phage DNAs carrying insertion elements allowed us to assign more precise locations to most of the insertion elements and to determine their orientations. Insertion elements were distributed randomly along the W3110 chromosome in one or other orientation. Several of these were located at the same positions on the chromosome of another E. coli K-12 strain, JE5519, and they were assumed to be the original complement of insertion elements in E. coli K-12 wild-type. Locations and orientations of such insertion elements were correlated well with Hfr points of origin and with crossover points for excision of some F' factors derived from several Hfrs. Insertion elements may be involved also in rearrangement of bacterial chromosomes.[1]


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