Cecilia Dahlberg

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Although plasmids can provide beneficial functions to their host bacteria, they might confer a physiological or energetic cost. This study examines how natural selection may reduce the cost of carrying conjugative plasmids with drug-resistance markers in the absence of antibiotic selection. We studied two plasmids, R1 and RP4, both of which carry multiple(More)
A 24 kb plasmid, pBFp1, encoding mercury resistance was previously isolated from a marine biofilm. Isolation and sequencing of a 4280 bp DNA fragment containing the plasmid replicon (rep-pBFp1) revealed a putative open reading frame encoding a RepA protein and an oriV-like region containing an A+T rich sub-region, iterons, and DnaA boxes. Sequence(More)
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