Mathematical modeling of the population dynamics of unstable plasmid-bearing bacterial strains during continuous cultivation in the chemostat

Тип публикации: статья из журнала

Год издания: 2000

Ключевые слова: bacteria; plasmid-containing strains; population dynamics; chemostat

Аннотация: A structural approach to studying the regularities of the population dynamics of unstable recombinant bacterial strains in a chemostat was elaborated. The approach is based on the mathemitical modeling of cell distribution in a population with different numbers of plasmid copies. The effect of decreased selective preference of plasmidless variants of the recombinant strain in the chemostat, which is related to a decrease in the number of plasmid copies in cells upon long-term incubation was analyzed. It is shown that the time of half-elimination of plasmids from the bacterial population in the steady state in the chemostat T-1/2 does not depend on the maximum number of plasmid copies in cells N but is determined only by the mean time of generation g and the probability of the loss of one plasmid copy tau. The dependence of the preference of bacterial plasmidless variants on the efficiency of expression of genes cloned into plasmids in chemostat was analyzed using the recombinant strain E. coli Z905, whose plasmids pPHL-7 contain cloned genes for the luminescence system of marine luminescing bacteria Photobacterium leiognathi.

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Журнал: BIOFIZIKA

Выпуск журнала: Vol. 45, Is. 5

Номера страниц: 908-914

ISSN журнала: 00063029

Место издания: MOSCOW

Издатель: MEZHDUNARODNAYA KNIGA

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