Gene Transfer by Bacterial Conjugation: Establishment of the Immigrant Plasmid in the Recipient Cell
Bacterial plasmids are extrachromosomal DNA elements that replicate autonomously in their host cells. In addition to containing sectors for replication and maintenance stability, plasmids collectively carry diverse cargoes of specialised genes for functions of environmental, medical and commercial importance. Examples are degradative enzymes, antibiotic-resistance and virulence factors, and DNA restriction enzymes.
KeywordsRecipient Cell Conjugative Transfer Conjugative Plasmid Bacterial Conjugation Mobilisable Plasmid
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