PMID: 6403384Apr 5, 1983

DNA from alkalophilic Bacillus can transform B. subtilis to alkalophily

FEBS Letters
H TakinishiY Nosoh

Abstract

On incubation of B. subtilis RM125(arg 15 leuA8 rM- mM-) with DNA from alkalophilic Bacillus, the transformants (Arg+Leu- or Leu-Arg+) appeared at pH 10. The transformants were able to grow even at pH 7. Alkalophilic Bacillus was resistant to bacteriophages ø105D1C2.1012 grown on B. subtilis 1012(r-mM+) and ø105D1C2.ISMR4 grown on B. subtilis ISMR4(rM+rR+mM+mR+), but the recipient B. subtilis and the transformant(Arg+Leu-) were susceptible to both of the bacteriophages. The results indicate that the transformant is a B. subtilis derivative and that alkalophilicity of alkalophilic Bacillus was transferred to B. subtilis.

References

Aug 1, 1976·Archives of Microbiology·N Koyama, Y Nosoh
Nov 14, 1979·Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications·T A KrulwichA A Guffanti
Feb 1, 1975·Journal of General Microbiology·K OtaY Noso
Aug 20, 1963·Biochimica Et Biophysica Acta·H SAITO, K I MIURA

Citations

Jan 1, 1986·The Journal of Membrane Biology·T A Krulwich

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