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pJP1 plasmid in Bacillus sphaericus


This clone contains the complete coding sequence (nt 245-1414 of Genbank M15686) of the gene lysostaphin from Staphylococcus simulans. It was constructed by excising the insert of pRG5 (ATCC 67076) with an EcoRI/HindIII digest, and blunt-ending the vector and insert with the Klenow fragment of DNA polymerase before ligation.
– U.S. Patent 4,931,390 dated June 5, 1990.
Staphylococcus simulans Kloos and Schleifer
Clone type
Molecular biology
Product format
Shipping information
B. sphaericus containing the plasmid
Storage conditions
2°C to 8°C
Mission Collection Item
This is a Mission Collection Item.


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Detailed product information


Specific applications
Produces protein lysostaphin


Restriction digests of the clone give the following sizes (kb): EcoRI/HindIII--8.0; PstI--uncut; SphI--8.0.
The insert contains the following restriction sites (approximate kb from the 5' end): PvuII--0.43, 0.46, 0.50, 0.58, 0.62; SphI--1.23.
Constructed by excising the insert of pRG5 (ATCC 67076) with an EcoRI/HindIII digest, and blunt-ending the vector and insert with the Klenow fragment of DNA polymerase before ligation.
Contains the complete coding sequence (nt 245-1414 of the sequence record).
Mycoplasma contamination
Not detected
Technical information
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Vector information

Construct size (kb)
Intact vector size
Vector name
Type of vector
Vector end

Insert information

Insert size (kb)
Insert information
Gene: lysostaphin
Source: Staphylococcus simulans, NRRL B-2628
Insert ends: (5’) EcoRI ; (3 ‘) HindIII
Genbank accession: M15686
Insert end
3' HindIII; 5' EcoR

Handling information

Bacillus sphaericus
Handling procedure
  1. Open vial according to instructions.
  2. Asceptically add 0.3 to 0.4 mL of liquid medium to the freeze-dried pellet and mix well.  Transfer 100 µL to a test tube containing 5 mLVY Medium (*see below) + erythromycin (5 µg/mL). A loopful of culture can also be streaked on an agar plate of the same. Incubate cultures at 30°C.
  3. Isolate DNA using standard plasmid preparation procedures for Bacillus sp.
Handling notes
Restriction digests of the clone gave the following sizes (in kb): EcoRI/HindIII – 8.0 ; PstI – uncut ; Sph – 8.9.
–ATCC Staff


Public Health Research Institution, PA Recsei, Public Health Research Institution
Patent depository
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Patent number
Cross references
GenBank M15686

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Frequently Asked Questions


Curated Citations

Recsei PA. Expression of the cloned lysostaphin gene. US Patent 4,931,390 dated Jun 5 1990

Recsei PA, et al. Cloning, sequence, and expression of the lysostaphin gene from Staphylococcus simulans. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 84: 1127-1131, 1987. PubMed: 3547405

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