Project description:Study of the mechanisms of RecB mutant terminus DNA loss in Escherichia coli. FX158: WT MG1655 FX35: recB- FX37: ruvAB- FX51: matP- MIC18: recB- sbcD- sbcC- MIC20: recB- ruvAB- MIC24: matP- recB- MIC25: recA- recB- MIC31: sbcB- sbcD- MIC34: recA- recD- MIC40: linear chromosome MIC41: linear chromosome recB- MIC42: matP- ftsKC- MIC43: matP- ftsKC- recB- MIC48: recA- Cells were grown in M9 minimal medium supplemented with 0.4 % glucose to exponential phase (0.2 OD 650 nm). Chromosomal DNA was extracted using the Sigma GenElute bacterial genomic DNA kit. 5 μg of DNA were used to generate a genomic library according to Illumina's protocol. The libraries and the sequencing were performed by the High-throughput Sequencing facility of the I2BC (http://www.i2bc.paris-saclay.fr/spip.php?article399&lang=en, CNRS, Gif-sur-Yvette, France). Genomic DNA libraries were made with the ‘Nextera DNA library preparation kit’ (Illumina) following the manufacturer’s recommendations. Library quality was assessed on an Agilent Bioanalyzer 2100, using an Agilent High Sensitivity DNA Kit (Agilent technologies). Libraries were pooled in equimolar proportions. 75 bp single reads were generated on an Illumina MiSeq instrument, using a MiSeq Reagent kit V2 (500 cycles) (Illumina), with an expected depth of 217X. An in-lab written MATLAB-based script was used to perform marker frequency analysis. Reads were aligned on the Escherichia coli K12 MG1655 genome using BWA software. Data were normalized by dividing uniquely mapping sequence reads by the total number of reads. Enrichment of uniquely mapping sequence reads in 1 kb non-overlapping windows were calculated and plotted against the chromosomal coordinates.