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    Rapid construction of mycobacterial mutagenesis vectors using ligation-independent cloning

    Balhana, Ricardo and Stoker, Neil G. and Sikder, Mahmudul Hasan and Chauviac, Francois-Xavier and Kendall, Sharon L. (2010) Rapid construction of mycobacterial mutagenesis vectors using ligation-independent cloning. Journal of Microbiological Methods 83 (1), pp. 34-41. ISSN 0167-7012.

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    Targeted mutagenesis is one of the major tools for determining the function of a given gene and its involvement in bacterial pathogenesis. In mycobacteria, gene deletion is often accomplished by using allelic exchange techniques that commonly utilise a suicide delivery vector. We have adapted a widely-used suicide delivery vector (p1NIL) for cloning two flanking regions of a gene using ligation independent cloning (LIC). The pNILRB plasmid series produced allow a faster, more efficient and less laborious cloning procedure. In this paper we describe the making of pNILRB5, a modified version of p1NIL that contains two pairs of LIC sites flanking either a sacB or a lacZ gene. We demonstrate the success of this technique by generating 3 mycobacterial mutant strains. These vectors will contribute to more high-throughput methods of mutagenesis.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Mycobacteria, homologous recombination, ligation independent cloning, gene deletion
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Natural Sciences
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2011 15:54
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 16:54


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