Evolution of colicin BM plasmids: the loss of the colicin B activity gene.

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Colicins, a class of antimicrobial compounds produced by bacteria, are thought to be important mediators of intra- and interspecific interactions, and are a significant factor in maintaining microbial diversity. Colicins B and M are among the most common colicins produced by Escherichia coli, and are usually encoded adjacently on the same plasmid. In this… (More)
DOI: 10.1099/mic.0.026666-0

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@article{Christenson2009EvolutionOC, title={Evolution of colicin BM plasmids: the loss of the colicin B activity gene.}, author={Julia K Christenson and D. Martı́n - Gord{\'o}n}, journal={Microbiology}, year={2009}, volume={155 Pt 5}, pages={1645-55} }