TABLE 5.

Effect of selected genes on deletion frequencya

StrainGenotypeNo. of mutant colonies
Mean95% confidence intervalRatio to control value
ADP7718pcaG7718 control8275-891
ADP7786apcaG7718 ΔrecA::Ampr8.76.0-120.13
ADP7787pcaG7718 ΔmutS::Str/Spr7971-890.96
ADP7785pcaG7718 ΔrecG2166145-1872.1
ADP7788pcaG7718; recG repaired6957-810.91
  • a Strain ADP7786 did not exhibit typical growth patterns, and the ratio for this strain is therefore not valid.