Marine Caulobacters. Isolation, Characterization and Assessing the Potential for Genetic Experimentation.
Summary rept. 1 Oct 86-30 Sep 87,
CALIFORNIA UNIV OAKLAND NAVAL BIOSCIENCES LAB
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Twenty-five marine Caulobacters were isolated from littoral marine sources and several aspects of their physiology and morphology were examined, as well as the suitability of these bacteria for genetic manipulation in laboratory cultivation. Most strains grew rapidly 3-4 hr generation time at 30 C, producing colonies on solid media in 2-3 days. The isolated were sensitive to antibiotics used in recombinant DNA experiments and spontaneous drug-resistant mutants were readily selected. The marine Caulobacters appeared appropriate candidated for genetic manipulation and the expression of selected genes in the marine environment.
- Genetic Engineering and Molecular Biology