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Induction of Competence for Natural Transformation in Legionella pneumophila and Exploitation for Mutant Construction.
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PMID:  23150395     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Many Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria possess natural competence mechanisms for DNA -capture and internalization that play an important role in diversifying adaptation of bacteria through horizontal gene transfer. Natural transformation and other mechanisms of horizontal gene transfer are dependent on DNA recombination. Natural competence can be exploited both for studying adaptation and horizontal gene transfer as well as for genetic engineering of a strain. We report here different approaches to measure competence on solid and in liquid media by using a reporter plasmid where GFP is fused to the comEA gene or by inducing competence and measuring transformability induced by DNA-damaging stress. Finally we describe a method where competence is induced through a combined temperature and aeration shift, which may be exploited for the construction of mutants in Legionella pneumophila. This approach seems to be less prone to the appearance of secondary mutations during mutant construction as compared to procedures using electroporation.
Authors:
Carmen Buchrieser; Xavier Charpentier
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.)     Volume:  954     ISSN:  1940-6029     ISO Abbreviation:  Methods Mol. Biol.     Publication Date:  2013  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9214969     Medline TA:  Methods Mol Biol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  183-195     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Biology of Intracellular Bacteria, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France.
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