Identification of wild-type or mutant alleles of bacterial genes cloned on a bacteriophage lambda vector: isolation of uvrC (am) and other mutants
Auerbach, J.I.; Howard-Flanders, P.
Journal of Bacteriology 146(2): 713-717
We have identified lambda transducing bacteriophages carrying deoxyribonucleic acid repair or recombination genes of Escherichia coli K-12 by their ability to infect and express their bacterial genes in mutant cells in an agar overlay. This technique has been used to recognize transducing phages carrying uvrC+, ssb+, and other genes and to isolate phages carrying mutant alleles unable to complement ssb or uvrC cells. Several uvrC mutations were obtained which were suppressor sensitive.