ABSTRACT Gene transfer systems for Gordonia polyisoprenivorans strains VH2 and Y2K based on electroporation and conjugation, respectively, were established. Several parameters were optimized, resulting in transformation efficiencies of >4 × 105 CFU/μg of plasmid DNA. In contrast to most previously described electroporation protocols, the highest efficiencies were obtained by applying a heat shock after the intrinsic electroporation. Under these conditions, transfer and autonomous replication of… CONTINUE READING

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