Biochemical studies of two Bacillus pumilus plasmids.

Bacillus pumilus NRS 576 harbored an estimated two copies per chromosome of a covalently closed, circular (CCC) deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) molecule, the 576 plasmid. The 576 plasmid has a buoyant density of 1.698 g/cm(3) and a molecular weight of about 28 x 10(6). Plasmid copy number remained about the same in both exponentially growing and stationary… (More)