Tryptophan Operon of Escherichia coli: Regulatory Behavior in Salmonella typhimurium Cytoplasm

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Science  23 Dec 1966:
Vol. 154, Issue 3756, pp. 1585-1587
DOI: 10.1126/science.154.3756.1585


Hybrids hemizygous for the tryptophan genes were prepared by episomal transfer of an Escherichia coli element into Salmonella typhimurium. Regulation of enzyme production by hybrids carrying wild-type E. coli genes in response to changes in the growth medium occurs in precisely the same manner as in haploid E. coli wild type. Mutant alleles of the anthranilate synhetase gene of E. coli which prevent derepression in E. coli function identically in S. typhimurium. At least one Salmonella tryptophan regulatory gene unlinked to the structural genes is known. Any dijferences which may exist between the tryptophan regulatory genes of E. coli and Salmonella have little effect on the regulation of enzyme formation in hybrids.