Specific cleavage and physical mapping of simian-virus-40 DNA by the restriction endonuclease of Arthrobacter luteus

Eur J Biochem. 1976 Jan 2;61(1):119-38. doi: 10.1111/j.1432-1033.1976.tb10003.x.


Simian virus 40 (SV40) DNA (strain 776) is cleaved by the restriction endonuclease from Arthrobacter luteus into 32 specific fragments including 20 large pieces designated Alu-A through T as well as 12 minor products named Alu m1 through m8. These were mapped on the SV40 genome by double digestion experiments. Alu fragments were treated with Hind enzymes and vice versa. Similar reciprocal digestions were also carried out with Hae III enzyme. In this way a detailed cleavage map of the SV40 genome could be constructed.

MeSH terms

  • Arthrobacter / enzymology*
  • Base Sequence
  • Chromosome Mapping
  • DNA Restriction Enzymes*
  • DNA, Viral / analysis*
  • Endonucleases*
  • Molecular Weight
  • Oligonucleotides / analysis
  • Simian virus 40 / analysis*


  • DNA, Viral
  • Oligonucleotides
  • Endonucleases
  • DNA Restriction Enzymes