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.

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

publication date

  • August 2010