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J Gen Microbiol. 1981 Oct;126(2):305-10.

A conjugative 'plasmid' lacking autonomous replication.

Abstract

Attempts were made to isolate open and covalently closed circular DNA from strains containing the IncJ plasmids. All of the methods tried were unsuccessful. It was shown that the IncJ plasmid R391 can integrate into the Escherichia coli K12 chromosome and can mobilize chromosomal markers from a single origin in an orientated manner. It is proposed that the IncJ plasmids are integrated in the chromosome for most, if not all, of their existence and this explains the inability to isolate plasmid DNA from strains containing them.

PMID:
6279761
DOI:
10.1099/00221287-126-2-305
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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