Conjugal rites of mycobacteria

Apoorva Bhatt, William R. Jacobs

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Gene products involved in the naturally occurring process of bacterial conjugation are usually encoded on plasmids. A new study shows that in Mycobacterium smegmatis, a unique conjugative transfer is mediated by multiple cis-acting sequences present on the chromosome and requires host recombination functions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-4
Number of pages2
JournalNature Genetics
Issue number1
StatePublished - May 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics


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