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Title: Genetic system in Pseudomonas alcaligenes NCIB 9867
Authors: Poh, C.L. 
Tham, J.M.L.
Keywords: Gene transfer
Pseudomonas alcaligenes
Issue Date: 1993
Citation: Poh, C.L.,Tham, J.M.L. (1993). Genetic system in Pseudomonas alcaligenes NCIB 9867. FEMS Microbiology Letters 106 (3) : 253-258. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Genetic transfer of both auxotrophic and catabolic markers was detected in filter matings of mutant strains of Pseudomonas alcaligenes NCIB 9867. Bidirectional transfer of auxotrophic markers was demonstrated in most of the crosses. Strains could either act as donors or recipients. Polarized transfer of auxotrophic markers was observed in some crosses. There was low co-inheritance of both 2,5X+ catabolic marker and auxotrophic markers. No evidence could be presented indicating the involvement of the indigenous 33-kb plasmid in the genetic transfer process. Partial sensitivity to DNase was observed in some of the crosses. Maximum frequency of recombinant formation obtained with mating cultures from stationary growth phase suggested an influence of physiological states on genetic transfer. As transfer did not appear to be due to classical transformation or to be plasmid-mediated, the likely mechanism could involve the release of DNA upon intimate cell-to-cell contact. The gene transfer system may be useful for linkage analysis of closely linked genes.
Source Title: FEMS Microbiology Letters
ISSN: 03781097
DOI: 10.1016/0378-1097(93)90411-T
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