Veranstaltungen

Plant Science Colloquium with Dr. Fabian Nies

The complete set of genes for the ability to take up DNA from the environment via natural transformation termed natural competence, is present in the major parts of the cyanobacterial phylum, with the exception of picocyanobacteria. However, experimental evidence für natural competence has been only available for few species. In this talk, I will show DNA uptake via natural transformation for species of parts of the cyanoacterial phylum, for which natural competence has not been reported yet. These examples include either chromosomal integration of the introduced DNA or reconstitution of a replicating plasmid. Prevalence of natural competence raises the question to its potential evolutionary advantage in cyanobacteria, e.g. allele transfer within a population or potential route for DNA repair. Furthermore, the establishment of gene transfer into new species open avenues for recombinant work in new parts of the phylum, relevant for both basic and applied research in the field.
Zeit
Freitag, 21.10.2022 12:15 Uhr - 13:15 Uhr
Themengebiet
Dr. Fabian Nies on "Natural competence in cyanobacteria”
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Studierende

Wissenschaftler*innen

Ort
Nussallee 4
Raum
Hörsaal Botanik
Reservierung
Nein
Veranstalter
Botanisches Kolloquium
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Prof. Dr. Peter Dörmann

doermann@uni-bonn.de

+49 228 73-2830

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