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The F Plasmid

  • Edward A. Birge
Part of the Springer Series in Microbiology book series (SSMIC)

Abstract

The discovery of conjugation, although important in its own right, was also significant because it revealed the existence of an unexpected genetic element, the F plasmid. This plasmid, which is the best studied and therefore an excellent example of this interesting group of DNA molecules, will be the subject of this chapter. There are, however, many other types of plasmids which have been discovered, and a representative sample of them will be considered in Chapter 11.

Keywords

Bacterial Genome Incompatibility Group Plasmid Molecule Pilus Production Surface Exclusion 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Edward A. Birge
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  1. 1.Department of Botany and MicrobiologyArizona State UniversityTempeUSA

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