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Gram negative bacteria harboring mercury resistant plasmid and some factors affecting conjugal plasmid transfer

, : Gram negative bacteria harboring mercury resistant plasmid and some factors affecting conjugal plasmid transfer. Pakistan Journal of Zoology 22(4): 335-344

A mercury resistant strain AnHg-1 which could tolerate HgCl2 (100 .mu.g/ml in the medium was obtained from the effluents of Shan Ghee Factory. It was a motile, pleomorphic, with circular, entire and convexed colonies. It prefers slightly alkaline medium and was sensitive to ampicillin, kanamycin, chloramphenicol, tetracycline, Zn+2, Ba+2, Cu+2, Co+2, Fe+3, Ni+2, Sn+2 and Mn+2. It could resist 200 .mu.g/ml of streptomycin in the medium. AnHg-1 was facultative anaerobe, spore former, which had catalase, urease, and oxidase enzymes. It could produce acid from arabinose and rhamnose. AnHg-1 was able to reduce nitrate. Two bands of plasmids were observed in it and conjugation experiments demonstrated that mercury resistance was plasmid determined. Effects of time (0-24 h), donor to recipient ratio (1-10), pH (6.5-8.5) and temperature (,, and C) on conjugal transfer of plasmid were also observed. AnHg-1 shared maximum characters with Gram-negative Bacillus.


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