Conditional mutant of a gene only expresses the gene product only in the presence or absence of a repressor or inducer. This system is used the analyze the function of important or essential genes or mutations that could otherwise be deleterious. There are several methods of making conditional mutants including the tetracycline inducible/ repressible system, Destabilization Domains (PMID:16959577), IPTG induction of lacZ operon, temperature sensitivity.

Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.