Survival of a plasmid-bearing strain of Bacillus subtilis introduced into compost.

  title={Survival of a plasmid-bearing strain of Bacillus subtilis introduced into compost.},
  author={Wendy Amner and A. J. Mccarthy and Clive L. Edwards},
  journal={Journal of general microbiology},
  volume={137 8},
Survival of Bacillus subtilis strain 168 containing plasmid pAB224, which carries a gene for tetracycline resistance, was studied in mushroom compost under mesophilic and thermophilic conditions. Stable populations of B. subtilis were maintained as spores in both sterile and fresh mushroom compost incubated at 37 degrees C. At 65 degrees C, the introduced B. subtilis populations declined during incubation but spores were still detectable after 28 d. Survival at the higher temperature was… CONTINUE READING

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