Because it carries a gene (ccdB ) that encodes a lethal DNA gyrase poison, this vector must be propogated in an E. coli gyrA mutant such as DB3 or DB5 (Invitrogen), which is immune to the action of CcdB.
Please acknowledge the principal investigator and cite this article if you use
this plasmid in a publication. Also, please include the text "Addgene plasmid
8837" in your Materials and Methods section.