TABLE 5

Silent-copy usage in strains with elevated nonpiliated variantsa

Donor copyUsage (%) in:
Combined parent strainsrecB mutantruvB mutantrecAXEC mutant
Unknown nonparental8.4610.897.8710.08
pilS 1c113.377.317.905.70
pilS 1c20.510.810.881.93
pilS 1c30.200.090.000.09
pilS 1c40.070.050.230.23
pilS 1c50.891.702.480.51
pilS 2c12.745.723.3415.30
pilS 2c1/6c126.2722.1929.1116.17
pilS 2c20.450.580.700.23
pilS 2c30.510.260.150.11
pilS 2c40.221.591.171.74
pilS 2c50.000.210.080.12
pilS 2c60.801.701.721.97
pilS 3c127.3121.7820.918.93
pilS 3c21.995.643.7711.10
pilS 3c32.423.414.543.43
pilS 6c12.342.211.832.99
pilS 6c20.080.120.241.81
pilS 6c30.000.110.080.00
pilS 7c11.854.371.387.75
Multiple events3.214.482.524.89
uss0.210.100.060.22
Unassigned variant6.104.689.044.69
Total100.00100.00100.00100.00
  • a Bold indicates silent-copy incorporation known to cause a nonpiliated or underpiliated colony morphology.