Plasmids and Transposons

Plasmids and Transposons

Environmental Effects and Maintenance Mechanisms

1st Edition - January 1, 1980

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  • Editors: Colin Stuttard, Kenneth R. Rozee
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483272511

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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



    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


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  • No. of pages: 406
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1980
  • Published: January 1, 1980
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483272511

About the Editors

Colin Stuttard

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Dalhousie University

Kenneth R. Rozee

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