Efficient Electrotransformation of Corynebacterium diphtheriae with a Mini-Replicon Derived from the Corynebacterium glutamicum Plasmid pGA1

Efficient transformation of the human pathogen Corynebacterium diphtheriae was achieved with novel cloning vectors consisting of a mini-replicon from the cryptic C. glutamicum plasmid pGA1 as well as of the aph(3′)-IIa or tetA(Z) antibiotic resistance genes. Plasmid-containing transformants of C. diphtheriae were recovered at frequencies ranging from 1.3… CONTINUE READING