Combined treatment with the antibiotics kanamycin and streptomycin promotes the conjugation of Escherichia coli.

@article{Zhang2013CombinedTW,
  title={Combined treatment with the antibiotics kanamycin and streptomycin promotes the conjugation of Escherichia coli.},
  author={Peng-yi Zhang and Pei-pei Xu and Zhi-Jie Xia and Jing Wang and Juan Xiong and Yue-Zhong Li},
  journal={FEMS microbiology letters},
  year={2013},
  volume={348 2},
  pages={149-56}
}
It is widely accepted that antibiotics provide a critical selective pressure for the horizontal transfer of antibiotic resistance between bacterial species. This study demonstrated that a combination of low doses of kanamycin and streptomycin, which inhibited the growth of recipient and donor cells, respectively, had positive effects on the transmission of the conjugation plasmids pRK2013, pSU2007, and RP4 from Escherichia coli DH5α to HB101 at their minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs… CONTINUE READING

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