Accession Number : ADA323316

Title :   The Role of Plasmids in Marine Sediment Bacterial Communities.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Jun 96-15 Mar 97,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV SAN DIEGO LA JOLLA DEPT OF BIOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Helinski, Donald R. ; Sobecky, Patricia A.

PDF Url : ADA323316

Report Date : 15 MAR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : To investigate the role of plasmids in determining the structure and functions of marine sediment microbial communities. To use molecular approaches, in addition to classic microbial ecology methods, to determine the distribution and characteristics of naturally occurring plasmids within bacterial populations focusing on assessing the potential for transfer of plasmid- encoded genes within the indigenous microbial community present in marine sediments.

Descriptors :   *PLASMIDS, *MARINE BIOLOGY, *ECOLOGY, *MICROORGANISMS, COMMUNITIES, MOLECULES, BACTERIA, POPULATION, CODING, FOCUSING, GENES, SEDIMENTS, OCEAN BOTTOM.

Subject Categories : Biology
      Ecology
      Biological Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE