Nomenclature relating to restriction of modified DNA in Escherichia coli.

Journal Article

At least three restriction systems that attack DNA containing naturally modified bases have been found in common Escherichia coli K-12 strains. These systems are McrA, McrBC, and Mrr. A brief summary of the genetic and phenotypic properties so far observed in laboratory strains is set forth, together with a proposed nomenclature for describing these properties.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Raleigh, EA; Benner, J; Bloom, F; Braymer, HD; DeCruz, E; Dharmalingam, K; Heitman, J; Noyer Weidner, M; Piekarowicz, A; Kretz, PL

Published Date

  • April 1991

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 173 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 2707 - 2709

PubMed ID

  • 2013582

Pubmed Central ID

  • 2013582

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0021-9193

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1128/jb.173.8.2707-2709.1991


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States