Two novel conjugative plasmids from a single strain of Sulfolobus.

Two conjugative plasmids (CPs) were isolated and characterized from the same 'Sulfolobus islandicus' strain, SOG2/4. The plasmids were separated from each other and transferred into Sulfolobus solfataricus. One has a high copy number and is not stable (pSOG1) whereas the other has a low copy number and is stably maintained (pSOG2). Plasmid pSOG2 is the… CONTINUE READING