Plasmids and Transposons - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780126755503, 9781483272511

Plasmids and Transposons

1st Edition

Environmental Effects and Maintenance Mechanisms

Editors: Colin Stuttard Kenneth R. Rozee
eBook ISBN: 9781483272511
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1980
Page Count: 406
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Description

Plasmids and Transposons: Environmental Effects and Maintenance Mechanisms explores the possibility of the usefulness of plasmids and transposons in controlling pollution. The articles in the book present evolutionary and ecological perspective on the topic. Contributors discussed such topics as aspects of the evolution of composite conjugative plasmids through acquisition of transposons; nosocomial infections; and the importance of plasmid analysis for the appropriate application of epidemiological control measures. Ecologists, environmentalists, physicians, and biologists will find the book interesting.

Table of Contents


Contents

Participants

Preface

Part I. Environmental Effects

A. Metabolic Versatility

Genetics of Plasmid-Determined Hydrocarbon Oxidation

Plasmids and Dissimilation of Synthetic Environmental Pollutants

Plasmid-Mediated Carbohydrate Catabolic Enzymes Among Strains of Streptococcus Lactis

B. Infectious Disease: Bacterial Resistance to Antibiotics and Pathogenesis R-Plasmids and Nosocomial Infection

Mechanisms of Plasmid-Mediated Drug Resistance

Plasmid-Determined Resistance to Carbenicillin and Gentamicin in Pseudomonas Aeruginosa

Incidence and Properties of R-Plasmids Occurring in Salmonella in Canada

Multiple Antibiotic Resistance Plasmids in Haemophilus Influenzae

Polypeptides Expressed by Plasmid Dna Sequences Mediating Trimethoprim Resistance

Chromosomal Location of Plasmid-Type Resistance Genes in Streptococcus Pneumonia

Plasmid-Mediated Clindamycin Resistance in Bacteroides Fragilis

Deletion Analysis of A Transferable Bacteroides R-Plasmid

Plasmids Associated With An Enterotoxigenic Strain of E. Coli

Genetic Manipulation in the Insect Pathogen Bacillus Thuringiensis

Part II. Maintenance Mechanisms

A. Propagation of Genes On Plasmids: Recombination, Transposition, and Conjugative Transfer

Involvement of Specialized Recombination in the Evolution and Expression of Bacterial Genes

Properties of Drug Resistance Transposons, with Particular Reference to Tnlo

Comments On Tn3

A Model For The Genetic Activity of Transposable Elements Involving DNA Replication

Transposable Mercury Resistance in Pseudomonas Putida

Hitchhiking Transposons: A New Class of Genetic Element in Staphylococcus Aureus (Abstract)

Plasmids in Cyanobacteria

Inducible Transposition of Tn917 in Streptococcus Faecalis Strain DS16

Plasmid-Related Sex Pheromones in Streptococcus Faecalis

Genetic Analysis of Conjugation by RP1

F-Derived tra+ Recombinants: Transfer and Transposition Properties

B. Plasmid Host Range, Replication, and Gene Expression

Plasmid Curing During The Formation and Regeneration of Protoplasts in Staphylococcus Aureus

Colel Plasmid Replication Control

Characterization of An H2 Group Plasmid Mutant Defective in Maintenance and Transfer, and Eliminated by Novobiocin

Characteristics and Interaction With Bacteriophages of Pili Determined by A Plasmid of the N Incompatibility Group

Mutants of Bacteriophage Ike Which Form Plaques On Bacteria Containing P Plasmids

Characterization of The Host Range of The N-Plasmids

Genetic and Molecular Segregation of Plasmids From Strains Carrying The Conjugative N-Plasmid RM98

Plasmid Phage P7 Codes For A DnaB Analog

Construction and Characterization of A Recombinant Plasmid Containing The Entire Biotin Genes of E. Coli

Index


Details

No. of pages:
406
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1980
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9781483272511

About the Editor

Colin Stuttard

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Dalhousie University

Kenneth R. Rozee