Identification of the protein encoded by the transposable element Tn 3 which is required for its transposition

Ronald E. Gill, Fred Heffron, Stanley Falkow

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Abstract

Protein products have now been identified which account for the entire coding capacity of the transposable element Tn3. Mutations in Tn3 have allowed us to map the genes encoding each of these peptides and to identify their role in transposition. We have found that only a single Tn3-encoded peptide is required for transposition. Expression of this peptide is repressed by the product of a second gene, which is itself autogenously regulated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)797-801
Number of pages5
JournalNature
Volume282
Issue number5741
DOIs
StatePublished - 1979
Externally publishedYes

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