Mercury Resistance Transposon Tn813 Mediates Chromosome Transfer in RhodopseudomonasSphaeroides and Intergeneric Transfer of pBR322

  • A. R. St. G. Bowen
  • J. M. Pemberton


Until relatively recent times little was known of the mechanisms of genetic exchange among photosynthetic bacteria (15). Although these organisms have been used as model systems for studying the biochemical and biophysical bases of photosynthesis, photochemical nitrogen fixation, and membrane formation, parallel studies involving genetic analysis have been, at best cursory. Because of the difficulties associated with the growth, mutant isolation and manipulation of obligate anaerobes, facultative photosynthetic bacteria, particularly members of the genus Rhodopseudomonas, provided the first detailed insights into mechanisms of genetic exchange among photosynthetic bacteria (14).


Linkage Group Intergeneric Transfer Kanamycin Sulfate Chromosome Transfer Single Linkage Group 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. R. St. G. Bowen
    • 1
  • J. M. Pemberton
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MicrobiologyUniversity of QueenslandSt. LuciaAustralia

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