Segregation of functional sex factor into minicells.

Abstract

The segregation of a bacterial plasmid, the sex factor F', has been investigated in a cell-division mutant of Escherichia coli which produces small anucleate cells (minicells). Significant amounts of isotopically labeled DNA segregate into minicells dependent upon the presence of F'. Minicells containing F'Gal or F'(lambda) are shown to donate the plasmid… (More)

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