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Plasmid-associated bacteriocin production in a JK-type coryneform bacterium

S.M. Kerry-Williams, W.C. Noble
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1574-6968.1984.tb01451.x 179-182 First published online: 1 December 1984


Production of a bacteriocin-like substance associated with the presence of a plasmid, pKW4, of Mr 9.5 × 106 has been demonstrated in a JK-type coryneform. The bacteriocin has a narrow spectrum of activity, acting predominantly against JKs, Corynebacterium bovis and Rhodococcus equi. A restriction endonuclease map of the plasmid has been constructed.

  • Corynebacterium
  • skin flora
  • antibiotic resistant

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