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Title: Pyrococcus furiosus strains and methods of using same

Provided herein are methods for transforming a Pyrococcus furiosus with a polynucleotide. In one embodiment, the method includes contacting a P. furiosus with a polynucleotide under conditions suitable for uptake of the polynucleotide by the P. furiosus, and identifying transformants at a frequency of, for instance, at least 10.sup.3 transformants per microgram DNA. Also provided are isolated Pyrococcus furiosus having the characteristics of Pyrococcus furiosus COM1, and plasmids that include an origin of replication that functions in a Pyrococcus furiosus. The plasmid is stable in a recipient P. furiosus without selection for more than 100 generations and is structurally unchanged after replication in P. furiosus for more than 100 generations.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1167026
Assignee:
University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc. (Athens, GA) ORO
Patent Number(s):
8,927,254
Application Number:
13/248,377
Contract Number:
FG05-95ER20175
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2011 Sep 29
Research Org:
University of Georgia Research Foundation, Inc., Athens, GA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

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