Advisor

Dr. W. Herman Taylor

Date of Award

1981

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Biology

Department

Biology

Physical Description

1 online resource (140 p.)

Subjects

Escherichia coli, Arsenates, Arsenite

DOI

10.15760/etd.3125

Abstract

Bacterial strains resistant to arsenite, arsenate (or both) are readily isolated from nature. The resistance, in many cases, can be shown to be determined by conjugal plasmids. The mechanisms by which these plasmids confer resistance to arsenic compounds are entirely unknown. This study was undertaken to shed light on some of the physiological and genetic aspects of this resistance using plasmid-bearing strains of Escherichia coli which are highly resistant to both arsenite and arsenate. Most studies were carried out using E. coli J53 (R773) or the plasmid-free strain J53.

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Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/18141

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