Plasmids: Genetics, Applications and Health


Favian E. Rivera Gonzales (Editor)
Magdalena I. Lopez (Editor)

Series: Genetics – Research and Issues, Microbiology Research Advances
BISAC: SCI029000

A plasmid is a DNA molecule that is separate from, and can replicate independently of, the chromosomal DNA. They are double-stranded and circular in form. Plasmids usually occur naturally in bacteria, but are sometimes found in eukaryotic organisms. In this book, the authors present current research in the genetics, applications and health issues relating to plasmids. Topics include the development of multifunctional plasmids for diverse biotechnological applications; plasmids as indispensable components of multipartite azospirillum genomes; structural and segregational instability in plasmid biology; and conjugal plasmid transfer and phage inhibition kinetics. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Prospects for DNA Vaccination and Viral Diseases
(Leticia Cedillo-Barrón, Gabriela Mellado-Sánchez, Benito Gutiérrez Castañeda, Departamento de Biomedicina, Centro de Investigación y Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Zacatenco, México D.F. México)

Development of Multifunctional Plasmids for Diverse Biotechnological Applications
(Christopher D. Krause, Lara S. Izotova, Sidney Pestka, Department of Molecular Genetics, Microbiology, and Immunology, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA, and others)

Plasmids as Indispensable Components of Multipartite Azospirillum Genomes
(Elena I. Katsy, Laboratory of Microbial Genetics, Institute of Biochemistry and Physiology of Plants and Microorganisms, Russian Academy of Sciences, Saratov, Russia)

Structural and Segregational Instability in Plasmid Biology
(Pedro H. Oliveira, Duarte M. F. Prazeres, Gabriel A. Monteiro, Department of Bioengineering and Institute for Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Centre for Biological and Chemical Engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal)

Conjugal Plasmid Transfer and Phage Inhibition Kinetics
(Zhenmao Wan, Noel L. Goddard, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Hunter College, City University of New York, New York, New York, USA, and others)

pHg/pSILBAγ Vector System for RNA Silencing in Mycorrhiza via Agrobacterium-Mediated Transformation
(Minna J. Kemppainen, Alejandro G. Pardo, Laboratorio de Micología Molecular, Departamento de Ciencia y Tecnología, Universidad Nacional de Quilmes (UNQ), and Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET), Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina)

The Influence of A Recombinant Plasmid on the Formation of Escherichia Coli Biofilms
(J. S. Teodósio, M. Simões, L. F. Melo, F. J. Mergulhão, LEPAE, Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of, Porto, Porto, Portugal)*

Ultrasound Microbubbles and Needleless Jet Injector for Gene Transfer of Naked Plasmid DNA
(Munehisa Shimamura, Hironori Nakagami, Naoyuki Sato, Yoshiaki Taniyama, Yasuo Kunigiza, Ryuichi Morishita, Department of Clinical Gene Therapy, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University, Japan, and others)*


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