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Research Article

The stb Operon Balances the Requirements for Vegetative Stability and Conjugative Transfer of Plasmid R388

  • Catherine Guynet,

    Affiliation: IBBTEC, Instituto de Biomedicina y Biotecnologia de Cantabria (CSIC-UC-SODERCAN), Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Cantabria, Santander, Spain

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  • Ana Cuevas,

    Affiliation: IBBTEC, Instituto de Biomedicina y Biotecnologia de Cantabria (CSIC-UC-SODERCAN), Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Cantabria, Santander, Spain

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  • Gabriel Moncalián mail,

    delacruz@unican.es (FdlC); gabriel.moncalian@unican.es (GM)

    Affiliation: IBBTEC, Instituto de Biomedicina y Biotecnologia de Cantabria (CSIC-UC-SODERCAN), Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Cantabria, Santander, Spain

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  • Fernando de la Cruz mail

    delacruz@unican.es (FdlC); gabriel.moncalian@unican.es (GM)

    Affiliation: IBBTEC, Instituto de Biomedicina y Biotecnologia de Cantabria (CSIC-UC-SODERCAN), Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Cantabria, Santander, Spain

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  • Published: May 19, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1002073

About the Authors

Catherine Guynet, Ana Cuevas, Gabriel Moncalián, Fernando de la Cruz
IBBTEC, Instituto de Biomedicina y Biotecnologia de Cantabria (CSIC-UC-SODERCAN), Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Cantabria, Santander, Spain

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CG GM FdlC. Performed the experiments: CG AC. Analyzed the data: CG GM FdlC. Wrote the paper: CG GM FdlC.