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Identification of essential genes and synthetic lethal gene combinations in Escherichia coli K-12

Identification of essential genes and synthetic lethal gene combinations in Escherichia coli K-12

Methods in Molecular Biology 1279: 45-65

Here we describe the systematic identification of single genes and gene pairs, whose knockout causes lethality in Escherichia coli K-12. During construction of precise single-gene knockout library of E. coli K-12, we identified 328 essential gene candidates for growth in complex (LB) medium. Upon establishment of the Keio single-gene deletion library, we undertook the development of the ASKA single-gene deletion library carrying a different antibiotic resistance. In addition, we developed tools for identification of synthetic lethal gene combinations by systematic construction of double-gene knockout mutants. We introduce these methods herein.

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