Theoretical plasmid partitioning

Anthony Smith ant at molbiol.uct.ac.za
Sat Nov 18 15:42:40 EST 1995


Greetings All

Can anyone point me to a reference on theoretical plasmid partitioning. 

What I need to know is:

Given that a plasmid of copy number N is grown without selection for X
generations, what percentage of the population will retain the plasmid 
a) if daughter plasmids are partitioned randomly in both daughter cells. 
b) if daughter plasmids are partitioned equally between both daughter cells.

Any hints or suggestions will be most welcome. 
Please send them to me ant at molbiol.uct.ac.za

Thanks

Ant Smith
Department of Microbiology 
University of Cape Town
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Anthony Smith
Dept. Microbiology
University of Cape Town
South Africa
Ant at molbiol.uct.ac.za




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