The Biology of Plasmids by David Summers

By David Summers

Plasmids are closed, round items of DNA which are capable of self-replicate and are carried by means of many micro organism. they supply detailed services for micro organism by way of permitting them to sexually reflect and to cross on genetic fabric among one another. Plasmids also are answerable for the genetic elements that provide resistance to antibiotics, and supply the enzymes had to holiday down poorly metabolised foodstuff assets. the writer has supplied an up-to-date remedy of the constitution, functionality and alertness of plasmids appropriate for undergraduates and clinical scholars. using an unique instructing perspective--examining plasmids as residing organisms with both a symbiotic or parasitic mode of survival--this textual content offers a huge framework for figuring out the constitution and serve as of plasmids in an evolutionary context.The freshest textual content on plasmidsAn cutting edge instructing standpoint makes for simple pupil understandingContains the most important chapters at the significance of plasmids for medical and organic learn

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RecA-independent (sometimes called illegitimate) recombination between 5 and 10 bp repeats is responsible for a variety of llpontaneous rearrangements including deletions, inversions, duplications and fusions. They are important because repeats of this length occur by chance every few kilobases. DNA gyrase-mediated events belong in this category. DNA gyrase is a type II topoisomerase which introduces negative supercoils into covalently closed DNA with associated hydrolysis of ATP. Gyrase binds to a consensus sequence where it introduces a double-strand break in the DNA.

A series of rearrangements including inversion, deletion, replicon fusion and 115 CHAPTER 6 The Clinical and Veterinary Importance o/Plasmids CHAPTER 6 The Clinical and Veterinary Importance of Plasmids dissociation was traced to the presence of multiple copies of the insertion sequence IS60 (Nies et aI.. 1986). 2 Transposons and antibiotic resistance Antibiotic resistance genes often form an integral part of transposable elements which are capable of movement from one plasmid to another. or between plasmids and the chromosome.

1993). This growth phase dependent pattern of control may represent the response of an intracellular pathogen to the host's attempt to starve the invader and provides another example of a plasmid underpinning adaptation to a local or transient environment. Control of the spv genes involves a complicated regulatory network. Growth phase dependence is the consequence of a requirement for an alternative sigma factor (KatF or RpoS). which has been implicated in global changes to gene expression on entry into stationary phase.

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