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J Bacteriol. Sep 1980; 143(3): 1260–1264.
PMCID: PMC294491

High-frequency conjugation associated with Streptococcus lactis donor cell aggregation.


Conjugal transfer of the Streptococcus lactis 712 lactose plasmid was found to occur at a low frequency. Variants of this plasmid were selected which had much greater donor abilities and which also exhibited an unusual cell aggregation phenotype.

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