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
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE