Demonstration of a third incompatibility function on plasmids already incompatible with group P and group I plasmids

Phillip I. Bird, James Pittard

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The addition of extra antibiotic resistance determinants to plasmids of a series previously shown to be incompatible in an atypical fashion with group I and group P plasmids, has enabled the existence of a third and major incompatibility function determined by these plasmids to be demonstrated. The in vitro construction of a plasmid consisting of the replication region of one of the plasmids, linked to the genes of the galactose operon, facilitated the identification of this third incompatibility function as similar to IncB plasmids.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-200
Number of pages10
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1983
Externally publishedYes

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