smori at nmsu.edu
Wed Nov 16 02:25:14 EST 1994
Takashi Hashimoto (hasimoto at bs.aist-nara.ac.jp) wrote:
: A friend of mine is dealing with a thermophilic bacterium that
assimilates sulfur and contains one cryptic plasmid.
She wants to study whether the sulfur-assimilating ability is encoded
on the main genome or in the plasmid and is trying to remove the p
lasmid from the bacterium.
She does not have any information
on the genes on the plasmid (e.g. antibiotic resistance).
Does anybody know an efficient way for curing? Thank you for your help.
: Takashi Hashimoto
: NAIST, Nara, Japan
This is just a comment but I would guess that sulphur assimilation might be
very important to the organism, therefore the idea that this is carried on
a plasmid is a little hard for me to believe.
However it might be good to try and grow the bacterium in the
absence of sulphur? Just like curing antibiotic resistance. After a few
grow the organism is the presence S and assay ( somehow ) for S assimilation.
Shahram Mori _/\_
Program in Molecular Biology _\ /_
Dept. of chemistry and Biochemistry Box 3C \_ _/
NMSU Las Cruces NM ||
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