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pKD136, pKD8.243A plasmids in E. coli


There are 2 plasmids in this strain, pKD136 and pKD8.243A. They are ampicillin and chloramphenicol resistant respectively.This strain supports a portion of the biocatalytic conversion of D-glucose into adipate (a reagent in the production of nylon).  It converts D-glucose into catechol.  Colonies turn brown as catechol accumulates.  The transketolase (tkt) coding sequence can be recovered as a 2.4 kb EcoRI fragment.  The aroF coding sequence can be recovered as a 5.0 kb BamHI fragment.  The aroB coding sequence can be recovered as a 1.65 kb SphI fragment.
Klebsiella pneumoniae (Schroeter) Trevisan
Clone type
Molecular biology
Product format
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Escherichia coli containing the plasmid
Storage conditions
2°C to 8°C
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Specific applications
produces protein 3-dehydroquinate synthase
produces protein 3-dehydroshikimate dehydratase
produces protein 3-deoxy-D-arabino-heptulosonate-7-phosphate (DAHP) synthase
produces protein protocatechuate decarboxylase
produces protein transketolase


Restriction digests of the plasmids in this strain give the following sizes (kb): BamHI--10.0, 5.0, 4.8, 3.4, 1.1, 0.3; EcoRI--9.2, 8.8, 4.0, 2.4; SphI--18.0, 4.4, 1.8.
This strain supports a portion of the biocatalytic conversion of D-glucose into adipate (a reagent in the production of nylon). It converts D-glucose into catechol. Colonies turn brown as catechol accumulates.
The tkt CDS can be recovered as a 2.4 kb EcoRI fragment. The aroF CDS can be recovered as a 5.0 kb BamHI fragment.
The aroB CDS can be recovered as a 1.65 kb SphI fragment.
Mycoplasma contamination
Not detected
Technical information
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Vector information

Vector name
pKD8.243A: unknown // pKD136: pBR325
Vector information
Information on plasmid #1: pKD8.243A
Size (kb): Unknown
Marker: cmlR

Insert component:
Insert size (kb):

Handling information

Escherichia coli AB2834
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 mL LB+ ampicillin (50-100 µg/mL) and chloramphenicol (50 ug/mL). A loopful of culture can also be streaked on an agar plate of the same. Incubate cultures at 37°C.
  3. Isolate DNA using standard plasmid preparation procedures.
Handling notes
Restriction digests of the clone gave the following sizes   (in kb):  BamHI - 10.0, 5.0, 4.8, 3.4, 1.1, 0.3 ; EcoRI - 9.2, 8.8, 4.0, 2.4  ; SphI -  18.0, 4.4, 1.8.      -ATCC Staff


Purdue Univ. Res. Fndn., A Berry, Purdue Univ. Res. Fndn.
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Curated Citations

Draths KM, Frost JW. Genomic direction of synthesis during plasmid-based biocatalysis. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 112: 9630-9632, 1990.

Draths KM, Frost JW. Synthesis using plasmid-based biocatalysis: plasmid assembly and 3-deoxy-D-arabino-heptulosonate production. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 112: 1657-1659, 1990.

Draths KM, Frost JW. Environmentally compatible synthesis of adipic acid from D-glucose. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 116: 399-400, 1994.

Frost JW. Enhanced production of common aromatic pathway compounds. US Patent 5,168,056 dated Dec 1 1992

Pittard J, Wallace BJ. Distribution and function of genes concerned with aromatic biosynthesis in Escherichia coli. J. Bacteriol. 91: 1494-1508, 1966. PubMed: 5326114

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