Mobilization of Thiobacillus ferrooxidans plasmids among Escherichia coli strains

D E Rawlings, D R Woods
Applied and Environmental Microbiology 1985, 49 (5): 1323-5
Nonconjugative Thiobacillus ferrooxidans plasmids were mobilized at high frequencies among Escherichia coli strains by the IncP plasmid RP4 and at low frequencies by the IncN plasmid R46, but not by the IncW plasmid pSa. The mobilization region of a nonconjugative T. ferrooxidans plasmid was located on a 5.3-kilobase T. ferrooxidans DNA fragment.

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