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Resistance plasmid

Definition

noun, plural: resistance plasmids

Any of the plasmids (conjugative or nonconjugative) that confers recipient bacterial cell the ability to resist the antibiotic activity of certain compounds.


Supplement

The name is derived from the bacterial capacity to resist antimicrobial activity of certain antibiotics and related drugs. They are actually genes that have been transmitted from one bacterial cell (or strain) to another.


Abbreviation: R-plasmid

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Cloning/Transformation question

... not work anymore. The other suggestion - transformation using wrong plasmid (another antibiotic resistance) - is also wrong and has no value.

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by Cat
Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:50 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Cloning/Transformation question
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Cloning/Transformation question

you can either transform them with nothing or transform with plasmid with resistance to other antibiotic and then plate on two plates

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by JackBean
Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:12 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Cloning/Transformation question
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Gene regulation

... deletion of the chromosomal cbbA gene and containing a low copy number plasmid with a cbbA:lacZ transcriptional fusion (the strain therefore lacks ... cbbA+ (using an incompatible plasmid with a different, selectable drug-resistance), and analyze the level of cbbA product. Rationalize the following ...

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by tteessffaa
Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:44 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Gene regulation
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Views: 1118

Cloning/Transformation question

... a PCR today to amplify some genomic DNA that I will be cloning into a plasmid and transforming into some chemically competent E. coli cells. I ... didn't just spontaneously mutate and ligate and express the antibiotic resistance?? I'm stumped.

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by coppcw08
Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:24 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Cloning/Transformation question
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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... :) Luxorien I did say I would put out some information on antibacterial resistance so here it is for any further discussion. Antibiotic resistance ... and catalysis by enzymes. Efflux and ribosomal protection, mediated by plasmid or chromosomal determinants, are the two major mechanism of bacterial ...

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by scottie
Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:46 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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