Plasmid transfer for enhancing degradation capabilities

Bruce Rittmann, B. F. Smets, J. A. MacDonald, D. A. Stahl

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Abstract

The kinetics of plasmid conjugation for the TOL and RP4 plasmids depend strongly on the donor cells' specific growth rate and substrate concentration, both of which determine the cells' energy availability. Although transfer rates can be large when energy availability is high, normal biological processes have low energy availability. Therefore. we propose and evaluate preliminarily a simple scheme to create a small zone of high energy availability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)113-115
Number of pages3
JournalEnvironmental Health Perspectives
Volume103
Issue numberSUPPL. 5
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Activated sludge
  • Conjuction
  • Degradation
  • Energy availability
  • Kinetics
  • Plasmids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Rittmann, B., Smets, B. F., MacDonald, J. A., & Stahl, D. A. (1995). Plasmid transfer for enhancing degradation capabilities. Environmental Health Perspectives, 103(SUPPL. 5), 113-115.

Plasmid transfer for enhancing degradation capabilities. / Rittmann, Bruce; Smets, B. F.; MacDonald, J. A.; Stahl, D. A.

In: Environmental Health Perspectives, Vol. 103, No. SUPPL. 5, 1995, p. 113-115.

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Rittmann, B, Smets, BF, MacDonald, JA & Stahl, DA 1995, 'Plasmid transfer for enhancing degradation capabilities', Environmental Health Perspectives, vol. 103, no. SUPPL. 5, pp. 113-115.
Rittmann B, Smets BF, MacDonald JA, Stahl DA. Plasmid transfer for enhancing degradation capabilities. Environmental Health Perspectives. 1995;103(SUPPL. 5):113-115.
Rittmann, Bruce ; Smets, B. F. ; MacDonald, J. A. ; Stahl, D. A. / Plasmid transfer for enhancing degradation capabilities. In: Environmental Health Perspectives. 1995 ; Vol. 103, No. SUPPL. 5. pp. 113-115.
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