Methods for Transposon Mutagenesis in Proteus mirabilis

  • Philip N. RatherEmail author
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 2016)


Several methods for transposon mutagenesis have been employed for use in P. mirabilis. The first method involves the use of mini-Tn5 derivatives, which are delivered by conjugation of a suicide plasmid containing this transposon, followed by transposition into the chromosome. A second method is the use of preformed transposon/transposase complexes (transposomes), which are introduced into P. mirabilis cells by electroporation. Each of these methods will be discussed along with the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Key words

Proteus Transposon mutagenesis Mini-Tn5 Transposome Swarming Virulence 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Microbiology and ImmunologyEmory UniversityAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Research ServiceAtlanta VA Medical CenterDecaturUSA

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