Plasmids in Leuconostoc oenos

Bernard J H Janse*, Brenda D. Wingfield, Isak S. Pretorius, Hendrik J J van Vuuren

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A new procedure was used to isolate 11 plasmids from eight Leuconostoc oenos strains. Plasmid DNA was not detected in 34 other strains of this species. Plasmid sizes ranged from 2.47 to 4.61 kilobase pairs. This is the first report of extrachromosomal elements in L. oenos.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-175
Number of pages3
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes


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