The genetic basis of the aggregation system in Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. israelensis is located on the large conjugative plasmid pXO16

Tidsskriftartikel - 1995

Resume

The aggregation phenotypes Agr+ and Agr- of Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. israelensis are correlated with a conjugation-like plasmid transfer and characterized by the formation of aggregates when the bacteria are socialized during exponential growth. We present evidence for the association of the Agr+ phenotype with the presence of the large (135-MDa) self-transmissible plasmid pXO16.

Reference

Jensen G, Wilcks A, Petersen S, Damgaard J, Baum J, Andrup L. The genetic basis of the aggregation system in Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. israelensis is located on the large conjugative plasmid pXO16. J Bacteriol 1995;177(10):2914-2917.

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