Mutants of Escherichia coli K-12 deficient in pyruvate oxidase were isolated from an aceEF (pyruvate dehydrogenase-deficient) strain by selection for a complete absence of growth on medium lacking acetate. Extracts of two of the mutants were shown to contain normal levels of pyrivate oxidase antigen, although the enzymatic activities of the extracts were reduced or absent. The poxB locus was mapped by using closely linked transposon insertions to min 18.7 of the E. coli linkage map between the cmlA and aroA loci, a location far removed from that of the regulatory gene, poxA.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of Bacteriology|
|State||Published - 1983|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology