Construction of pDYN6902, a new Streptomyces integrative expression vector designed for cloning sequences interfering with Escherichia coli viability
We describe here the construction of a new version of the Escherichia coli-Streptomyces shuttle cloning vector pIJ6902, which carries the original thiostrepton-inducible PtipA as well as the integrative and cloning systems, but with the E. coil low copy number replication control of the F (fertility) factor. The rationale of this construct was to provide a shuttle cloning vector to enable the cloning of genes whose expression is toxic in E. coli while keeping the efficient regulated expression system for Streptomyces as its ascendant vector pIJ06902. This new vector named pIJ6902 (10,975 bp) showed a copy-number reduced 12 times compared to that of pDYN6902 and indeed a decreased expression of the cloned gene. It was also shown to allow the successful cloning in E. coli of a deleterious gene, i.e. I-Scel meganuclease encoding gene. (C) 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.