Site-specific deletions in the recombinant plasmid pSC101 containing the redB-ori region of phage lambda

Gene. Jan-Feb 1981;13(1):103-9. doi: 10.1016/0378-1119(81)90047-0.


Large deletions occur in the hybrid plasmid formed by pSC101 and the EcoRI fragment f2 of phage lambda (redB-ori region) under well defined growth conditions (Bernardi and Bernardi, 1980). We have sequenced the novel joints of the four deletions so obtained and shown that they have one endpoint in pSC101, identical in all four cases, the other endpoint being located in four different lambda sequences. Furthermore, the nucleotide sequences of the novel joints show homologies between the conserved pSC101 sequence and the lambda sequences both conserved and deleted. The presence of an IS-type element in pSC101 is postulated; however, this element is unrelated to the 200 bp element already described in pSC101 (Ravetch et al., 1976).

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Bacteriophage lambda / genetics*
  • Base Sequence
  • Chromosome Deletion
  • DNA Transposable Elements*
  • DNA, Recombinant
  • Hydrogen Bonding
  • Nucleic Acid Conformation
  • Plasmids*


  • DNA Transposable Elements
  • DNA, Recombinant