Novel assay to measure the plasmid mobilizing potential of mixed microbial communities

Abstract

Mobilizable plasmids lack necessary genes for complete conjugation and are therefore non-self-transmissible. Instead, they rely on the conjugation system of conjugal plasmids to be horizontally transferred to new recipients. While community permissiveness, the fraction of a mixed microbial community that can receive self-transmissible conjugal plasmids, has… (More)
DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2014.00730

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