DNA in soil and mud.

John Bowman jbowman at utkvx.utk.edu
Thu Nov 17 12:22:20 EST 1994


In article <9411161335.AA00964 at andromeda.rutgers.edu> kafkwtz at ACTIN.RUTGERS.EDU (David Kafkewitz) writes:
>From: kafkwtz at ACTIN.RUTGERS.EDU (David Kafkewitz)
>Subject: DNA in soil and mud.
>Date: 16 Nov 1994 05:35:10 -0800

>Does anyone know the expected life span of a piece of free DNA in soil or
>anaerobic sediments ?  Is the expected life span ( half life?) related to
>M.W. ? or single or double strandenness ?  I would apprecite any references
>that anyone mightknow of,  paraticularly to anaerobic environments.

>Thanks to all who read this requiest.

>David
>David Kafkewitz, Department of Biological Sciences,
> Rutgers University, Newark N.J. 07102, U.S.A.
> 201 648 5865; fax: 201 648 1007
>kafkwtz at actin.rutgers.edu

Dear David

Romanowski et al.  wrote a recent paper on plasmid persistence in soil. Its 
published in Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 1992 3012-19.

John Bowman



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