Transfer of conjugative elements from rumen and human Firmicutes bacteria to Roseburia inulinivorans

Karen Patricia Scott, Jennifer Cynthia Martin, Jakub Mrazek, Harry James Flint

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Studies on Firmicutes bacteria from the gut are hampered by a lack of gene transfer systems. Here the human colonic anaerobe Roseburia inulinivorans A2-194 was shown to be a transfer recipient for two conjugative transposons, Tn1545 from Eubacterium cellulosolvens and TnK10 from Clostridium saccharolyticum K10.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3915-3917
Number of pages3
JournalApplied and Environmental Microbiology
Issue number12
Early online date2 May 2008
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2008


  • anaerobe butyrivibrio-Fibrisolvens
  • tetracycline resistance genes
  • in-situ hybridization
  • 16S ribosomal-RNA
  • human gut
  • human colon
  • antibiotic-resistance
  • enterococcus-faecalis
  • transposon TN1545
  • human feces

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