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Are there ways to genetically increase mutation rate of E.coli?

Are there ways to increase mutation rate of E.coli using genetic modifications? I know possible ways it can be done without genetic modifications by exposing the cells to stressful conditions like ...
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explanation of conjugation experiment in bacteria

In this paper (On the expression of a structural gene) I am confused about what is being plotted in Figure 6. The x-axis contains the fraction of radioactive day and y-axis contains the enzyme ...
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Is there are practical lower limit to gene length in E. coli?

Question is rather self-explanatory. Putting aside other post-transcriptional factors like rate of degradation of transcript, what is the smallest gene ever reported to have successfully been ...