Conjugation and Broad Host Range Plasmids in Streptococci and Staphylococci

  • Francis L. Macrina
  • Gordon L. Archer


Interest in conjugal genetic exchange in gram-positive bacteria has centered on two major themes. First, such gene transfer systems offer comparative models for the study of the mechanisms and consequences of genetic exchange in this group of organisms. Second, the role of conjugative gene exchange in the dissemination of antimicrobial resistance has prompted investigation in order to understand such systems and, eventually, to prevent or control the spread of resistance phenotypes.


Conjugative Transfer Conjugative Plasmid Transfer Region Streptococcus Agalactiae Resistance Plasmid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francis L. Macrina
    • 1
  • Gordon L. Archer
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Microbiology and Immunology Medical College of VirginiaVirginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmondUSA
  2. 2.Departments of Microbiology and Immunology and Medicine, Medical College of VirginiaVirginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmondUSA

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