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Natural Transformation Facilitates Transfer of Transposons, Integrons and Gene Cassettes between Bacterial Species

  • Sara Domingues,

    Affiliations: Centre of Pharmaceutical Studies, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal, Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway

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  • Klaus Harms,

    Affiliation: Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway

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  • W. Florian Fricke,

    Affiliation: Institute for Genome Sciences, University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Pål J. Johnsen,

    Affiliation: Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway

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  • Gabriela J. da Silva,

    Affiliation: Centre of Pharmaceutical Studies, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal

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  • Kaare Magne Nielsen mail

    kaare.nielsen@uit.no

    Affiliations: Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway, Genøk-Centre for Biosafety, Tromsø, Norway

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  • Published: August 02, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1002837

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