Establishment of a tractable genetic transformation system in Veillonella spp.

Jinman Liu, Zhoujie Xie, Justin Merritt, Fengxia Qi

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We have constructed the first Escherichia coli-Veillonella shuttle vector based on an endogenous plasmid (pVJL1) isolated from a clinical Veillonella strain. A highly transformable Veillonella strain was also identified. Both the shuttle vector and the transformable strain should be valuable tools for future Veillonella genetic studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3488-3491
Number of pages4
JournalApplied and Environmental Microbiology
Issue number9
StatePublished - May 1 2012


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Food Science
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Ecology

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