Fraction of plasmid content transferred to forespores

Value <=10 %
Organism Bacteria Bacillus subtilis
Reference Turgeon N, Laflamme C, Ho J, Duchaine C. Evaluation of the plasmid copy number in B. cereus spores, during germination, bacterial growth and sporulation using real-time PCR. Plasmid. 2008 Sep60(2):118-24.PubMed ID18582938
Primary Source Mason JM, Hackett RH, Setlow P. Regulation of expression of genes coding for small, acid-soluble proteins of Bacillus subtilis spores: studies using lacZ gene fusions. J Bacteriol. 1988 Jan170(1):239-44PubMed ID3121585
Comments The plasmid copy number (PCN) is usually defined as the number of copies of a plasmid present per chromosome in a cell. The PCN is an important feature of plasmids and it depends on many factors, such as plasmid replication mechanism and copy number regulation as well as host factors.
Entered by Uri M
ID 103863