Title

Interdomain conjugal transfer of DNA from Bacteria to Archaea

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-2010

Publication Title

Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Volume

76

Issue

16

First page number:

5644

Last page number:

5647

Abstract

Escherichia coli transforms the methanogenic archaeon Methanococcus maripaludis at frequencies ranging from 0.2 × 10−6 to 2 × 10−6 per recipient cell. Transformation requires cell-to-cell contact, oriT, and tra functions, is insensitive to DNase I, and otherwise displays hallmarks of conjugation.

Keywords

Archaebacteria; Bacteria; Conjugation (Biology); Escherichia coli; Methanococcus maripaludis

Disciplines

Bacteriology | Genetics and Genomics | Life Sciences | Microbiology

Language

English

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