Expanding and understanding the genetic toolbox of the hyperthermophilic genus Sulfolobus

Michaela Wagner, Silvia Berkner, Malgorzata Ajon, Arnold J. M. Driessen, Georg Lipps, Sonja-Verena Albers*

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Abstract

Although Sulfolobus species are among the best studied archaeal micro-organisms, the development and availability of genetic tools has lagged behind. in the present paper, we discuss the latest progress in understanding recombination events of exogenous DNA into the chromosomes of Sulfolobus solfataricus and Sulfolobus acidocaldarius and their application in the construction of targeted-deletion mutant strains.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-101
Number of pages5
JournalBiochemical Society Transactions
Volume37
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb-2009
EventConference on Molecular Biology of Archaea -
Duration: 19-Aug-200821-Aug-2008

Keywords

  • archaeon
  • deletion mutant
  • genetics
  • plasmid
  • recombination
  • Sulfolobus
  • METHANOCOCCUS-VOLTAE
  • SHUTTLE VECTORS
  • ACIDOCALDARIUS
  • SOLFATARICUS
  • SYSTEM
  • RECOMBINATION
  • RESISTANCE
  • DNA

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