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Occurence of reiterated DNA sequences in strains of Streptomyces produced by an interspecific protoplast fusion


DNA isolated from a Streptomyces strain produced by interspecific protoplast fusion of Streptomyces jumonjinensis and Streptomyces lipmanii contained a tandemly repeated six kilobase pair sequence which constituted 15%–18% of the total DNA. Examination of other strains produced by similar fusions showed that they also contained reiterated DNA sequences.

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Robinson, M., Lewis, E. & Napier, E. Occurence of reiterated DNA sequences in strains of Streptomyces produced by an interspecific protoplast fusion. Molec. Gen. Genet. 182, 336–340 (1981).

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  • Streptomyces
  • Protoplast Fusion
  • Pair Sequence
  • Streptomyces Strain
  • Similar Fusion