Interdomain conjugal transfer of DNA from bacteria to archaea. Academic Article uri icon


  • Escherichia coli transforms the methanogenic archaeon Methanococcus maripaludis at frequencies ranging from 0.2 x 10(-6) to 2 x 10(-6) per recipient cell. Transformation requires cell-to-cell contact, oriT, and tra functions, is insensitive to DNase I, and otherwise displays hallmarks of conjugation.

published proceedings

  • Appl Environ Microbiol

altmetric score

  • 6

author list (cited authors)

  • Dodsworth, J. A., Li, L., Wei, S., Hedlund, B. P., Leigh, J. A., & de Figueiredo, P.

citation count

  • 24

complete list of authors

  • Dodsworth, Jeremy A||Li, Lei||Wei, Shiping||Hedlund, Brian P||Leigh, John A||de Figueiredo, Paul

publication date

  • August 2010