Species Information: E. coli

Name E. coli
NCBI Taxonomy ID

E. coli strains available at the CGC

Strain Genotype Description
iOP50 OP50 E. coli, rnc14::ΔTn10, laczγA::T7pol camFRT RNAi-capable OP50 strain. Tetracycline & Chloramphenicol resistant. Uracil auxotroph. E. coli B. Biosafety Level: BSL-1. Standard OP50 (CGC) was rendered RNAi competent through two modifications by phage transduction. The OP50 RNase III (rnc) allele was replaced with the deletion allele (rnc14::ΔTn10) found in HT115(DE3), and a genomically encoded IPTG-inducible T7 RNA polymerase (laczγA::T7pol camFRT) was introduced. Reference: Neve IAA, et al. G3 (Bethesda). 2019 Nov 11. pii: g3.400741.2019.