Tryptophan-transducing bacteriophages: in vitro studies with restriction endonucleases HindII + III and Escherichia coli ribonucleic acid polymerase. Academic Article uri icon


  • The HindII + III restriction enzyme fragmentation pattern of various lambda-phi80trp deoxyribonucleic acid molecules is presented. An analysis of deoxyribonucleic acid molecules carrying deletions ending within the trp regulatory elements and a deoxyribonucleic acid molecule carrying a deletion within trpE indicates that a fragment of 8.3 X 10(5) daltons contains at least part of the trp promoter, the entire trp leader region, and part of the trpE gene. The observation that ribonucleic acid polymerase, when present in the HindII + III digestion mixture, results in the fusion of this 8.3 X 10(5)-dalton fragment to the preceding bacterial fragment suggests that HindII + III cuts within trpP.

publication date

  • October 1977