Integrative plasmids are one of the best options to introduce genes in low copy and in a stable form into bacteria. The ΦC31-derived plasmids constitute the most common integrative vectors used in Streptomyces. They integrate at different positions (attB and pseudo-attB sites) generating different mutations. The less common ΦBT1-derived vectors integrate at the unique attB site localized in the SCO4848 gene (S. coelicolor genome) or their orthologues in other streptomycetes. This work demonstrates that disruption of SCO4848 generates a delay in spore germination. SCO4848 is co-transcribed with SCO4849, and the spore germination phenotype is complemented by SCO4849. Plasmids pNG1–4 were created by modifying the ΦBT1 integrative vector pMS82 by introducing a copy of SCO4849 under the control of the promoter region of SCO4848. pNG2 and pNG4 also included a copy of the PermE* in order to facilitate gene overexpression. pNG3 and pNG4 harboured a copy of the bla gene (ampicillin resistance) to facilitate selection in E. coli. pNG1–4 are the only integrative vectors designed to produce a neutral phenotype when they are integrated into the Streptomyces genome. The experimental approach developed in this work can be applied to create phenotypically neutral integrative plasmids in other bacteria.
|Numero di pagine||12|
|Rivista||Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2016|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
Alduina, R., Pisciotta, A., Yagüe, P., López-García, M. T., Rioseras, B., Gonzalez-Quiñonez, N., Manteca, Á., & Manteca, Á. (2016). New ΦBT1 site-specific integrative vectors with neutral phenotype in Streptomyces. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 1-12.