Genetic instability is common in commercial strains of Streptomyces. Streptomyces cattleya segregates Arg− mutants at high frequency. The argG gene from wild type S. cattleya was cloned by complementation of argG in E. coli. DNA containing argG was used as a probe in Southern blot analysis of S. cattleya strains. Arg− mutants of S. cattleya have deleted the region of DNA encoding the argG gene.
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Meade, H. Cloning of argG from Streptomyces: Loss of Gene in Arg− Mutants of S. cattleya. Nat Biotechnol 3, 917–918 (1985). https://doi.org/10.1038/nbt1085-917
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