Protection of sediment-adsorbed transforming DNA against enzymatic inactivation.

@article{Aardema1983ProtectionOS,
  title={Protection of sediment-adsorbed transforming DNA against enzymatic inactivation.},
  author={Barend W. Aardema and Matthias G. O. Lorenz and Wolfgang Krumbein},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={1983},
  volume={46 2},
  pages={
          417-20
        }
}
The action of DNase I on transforming DNA, both adsorbed to marine sediment and in solution, was investigated. DNase I reduced the transformation frequencies of free DNA more than of adsorbed DNA. Changes in salt concentration or pH did not have a significant influence on the DNA-sediment complex. Soil components other than organic materials and clay minerals can bind DNA and retard its enzymatic degradation. 

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