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Establishment of a Successive Markerless Mutation System in Haemophilus parasuis through Natural Transformation.

PloS one (2015-05-20)
Luhua Zhang, Ying Li, Ke Dai, Xintian Wen, Rui Wu, Xiaobo Huang, Jin Jin, Kui Xu, Qigui Yan, Yong Huang, Xiaoping Ma, Yiping Wen, Sanjie Cao
ABSTRACT

Haemophilus parasuis, belonging to the family Pasteurellaceae, is the causative agent of Glässer's disease leading to serious economic losses. In this study, a successive markerless mutation system for H. parasuis using two sequential steps of natural transformation was developed. By the first homologous recombination, the target genes were replaced by a cassette carrying kanamycin resistance gene and sacB (which confers sensitivity to sucrose) gene using kanamycin selection, followed by the second reconstruction to remove the selection cassette, with application of sucrose to further screen unmarked mutants. To improve DNA transformation frequency, several parameters have been analyzed further in this work. With this method, two unmarked deletions in one strain have been generated successfully. It is demonstrated that this system can be employed to construct multi-gene scarless deletions, which is of great help for developing live attenuated vaccines for H. parasuis.

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