Rapid compensatory evolution promotes the survival of conjugative plasmids

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Harrison, Eleanor; Dytham, Calvin; Hall, James Peter John; Spiers, Andrew; Paterson, Steve; Brockhurst, Michael Alan;

Conjugative plasmids play a vital role in bacterial adaptation through horizontal gene transfer. Explaining how plasmids persist in host populations however is difficult, given the high costs often associated with plasmid carriage. Compensatory evolution to ameliorate t... View more
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