University of Hertfordshire

  • P. Avila
  • F. Delacruz
  • Elaine Ward
  • J. Grinsted
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Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Pages (from-to)288-293
JournalMolecular and General Genetics
Journal publication dateJun 1984
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1984


In the presence of the Tn21 transposase, plasmids that contain a single Tn21 inverted repeat sequence fuse efficiently with other plasmids. This reaction occurs in recA strains, is independent of the transposon-encoded resolution system, and results in insertions into different sites in the recipient plasmid. All fusion products studied contained at least one complete copy of the donor plasmid; most also contained some duplication of it as well. The data are consistent with processive models of transposition

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