Advisor

Mary L. Taylor

Date of Award

1988

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Biology

Department

Biology

Physical Description

1 online resource (53 p.)

Subjects

Plasmids, Arsenic, R factors, Escherichia coli

DOI

10.15760/etd.5644

Abstract

The resistance transfer factor R45 from Escherichia coli confers inducible arsenate and arsenite resistance in that bacterium. The genes for these resistances were cloned into the EcoRl - Sphl multiple cloning site of PGEM3 Blue vector (Promega) to produce a 4.9 kilobase plasmid, pJC1. This recombinant plasmid, pJC1, conferred IPTG induced resistance to arsenite and arsenate. In addition, pJCl was tested for homology with the E. coli plasmid R773, which encodes for arsenic resistance in that bacterium as well.

Through DNA-DNA hybridization the arsenic resistance determinants of R45 and R773 were compared. Under stringent hybridization conditions, R45 demonstrated DNA sequence homology to the ArsB and Ars C genes of R773 but not to the ArsA gene of R773.

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Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/21171

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