Chairmen’s Introduction: Plasmid Transfer

  • Neil Willetts
  • Don B. Clewell


Bacterial plasmids from a wide range of genera are now being studied in numerous laboratories around the world, and from a variety of perspectives. Plasmids provide systems for the study of DNA replication and its control; they are useful in studies of bacterial genetics and are invaluable as vectors for molecular cloning. From the standpoint of the bacteria, however, what is it about these molecules that makes them so ubiquitous?


Bacterial Population Plasmid Transfer Bacterial Chromosome Conjugative Plasmid Mobilization Process 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Neil Willetts
    • 1
  • Don B. Clewell
    • 2
  1. 1.Biotechnology Australia Pty. LtdRosevilleAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Oral Biology and Microbiology/Immunology, Schools of Dentistry and Medicine and The Dental Research InstituteThe University of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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