Thymineless death in Escherichia coli mutants deficient in the RecF recombination pathway

Can J Microbiol. 1988 Jul;34(7):905-7. doi: 10.1139/m88-157.


Like recF and recQ mutants studied earlier, two other classes of Escherichia coli mutants defective in the RecF conjugal recombination pathway, recJ and recO, were found to be partially resistant to thymineless death. In contrast, a recN mutant, also belonging to the pathway, was indistinguishable from the wild type with respect to thymineless death.

MeSH terms

  • Bacterial Proteins / genetics*
  • Escherichia coli / genetics*
  • Escherichia coli / growth & development
  • Genes, Bacterial
  • Mutation
  • Recombination, Genetic*
  • Thymine / metabolism*
  • Transduction, Genetic


  • Bacterial Proteins
  • Thymine