Expression of heterogenous arsenic resistance genes in the obligately autotrophic biomining bacterium Thiobacillus ferrooxidans

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  • Two arsenic-resistant plasmids were constructed and introduced into Thiobacillus ferrooxidans strains by conjugation. The plasmids with the replicon of wide-host-range plasmid RSF1010 were stable in T. ferrooxidans. The arsenic resistance genes originating from the heterotroph were expressed in this obligately autotrophic bacterium, but the promoter derived from T. ferrooxidans showed no special function in its original host.
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  • Peng JB; Yan WM; Bao XZ
  • Start Page

  • 2653
  • End Page

  • 2656
  • Volume

  • 60
  • Issue

  • 7