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Gene transfer in the GI tract and oral cavity

Mullany, P; (2000) Gene transfer in the GI tract and oral cavity. Microbial Ecology in Health and Disease , 12 (Suppl 2) 73 - 80. Green open access

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Abstract

Gene transfer is important in spreading antibiotic resistance and other traits such as virulence factors. In this review the molecular mechanisms of gene transfer are outlined and the biological consequences of bacterial gene transfer in the GI tract and the oral cavity (GIOC) are discussed. Finally areas of possible future research aimed at attaining a deeper understanding of the process of gene transfer and the potential for stopping or slowing unwanted transfer are discussed.

Type: Article
Title: Gene transfer in the GI tract and oral cavity
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.microbecolhealthdis.net/index.php/mehd/...
Language: English
Additional information: This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Keywords: Cavity, Conjugation, Conjugative transposon, Conjugative transposons, GENE, Gene transfer, Micro, Mobile genetic elements, Oral, Oral cavity, Gene
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Eastman Dental Institute
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Eastman Dental Institute > Microbial Diseases
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/38466
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