Gene Transfer by Bacterial Conjugation: Establishment of the Immigrant Plasmid in the Recipient Cell

  • Brian M. Wilkins
  • Steven Bates
Conference paper
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 103)

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Codon Tyrosine Recombination Catalysis Electrophoresis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Brian M. Wilkins
    • 1
  • Steven Bates
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GeneticsUniversity of LeicesterLeicesterUK

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