A book that constitutes the first attempt to comprehensively assemble current knowledge of different types of such elements, highlight recent developments in the field, and challenge the distinction between viruses and linear plasmids. Linear plasmids of microbes represent a heterogenous group of extrachromosomal genetic elements initially assumed to be rare and peculiar. However, we now know that they are fairly frequently occurring plasmids in bacterial and eukaryotic species. Viral strategies to avoid shortening of the linear molecules during replication imply a common ancestry.J Bacteriol 147:155a160 Gunge N, Tokunaga M (2004) Linear DNA plasmids and killer system in Kluyveromyces lactis. ... Springer, Berlin Heidelberg (in press ) Hayman GT, Bolen BL (1991) Linear DNA plasmids of Pichia inositovora areanbsp;...
|Title||:||Microbial Linear Plasmids|
|Author||:||Friedhelm Meinhardt, Roland Klassen|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2007-07-31|