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.
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
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- 1st January 1980
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