Replication of pBR322 DNA in stringent and relaxed strains of Escherichia coli.Mol Gen Genet. 1983; 190(2):355-7.MG
Synthesis of both chromosomal and plasmid (pBR322) DNA was measured in E. coli strains differing in their relA allele (relA+:CP78; relA:CP79). It was found that upon limitation of a required amino acid or after valine treatment to trigger a stringent response synthesis of pBR322 DNA was stimulated only in the relaxed strain and was inhibited in its stringent counterpart. The results suggest that replication of plasmid DNA is negatively controlled by the relA+ allele.