Deletions, insertions and rearrangements affecting rpoB gene expression

Mol Gen Genet. 1979 Jun 7;173(2):217-20. doi: 10.1007/BF00330315.


Through cloning and deletion experiments on ColEl hybrids the rpoB gene (Rifr) was located on a physical restriction map; RNA polymerase binding studies showed no binding site within the structural gene. The genetic data and RNA polymerase binding studies lead to the conclusion that rp/L and rpoB are dependent upon a common promoter.

MeSH terms

  • DNA-Directed RNA Polymerases / genetics*
  • Escherichia coli / genetics
  • Genes*
  • Genetic Linkage
  • Plasmids*
  • RNA Polymerase II / genetics*
  • Ribosomal Proteins / genetics
  • Transcription, Genetic


  • Ribosomal Proteins
  • RNA Polymerase II
  • DNA-Directed RNA Polymerases