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Table 1 Strains and plasmids used in this study

From: Regulation of bacteria population behaviors by AI-2 “consumer cells” and “supplier cells”

Strains and plasmids Gene types and characteristics Source
Strains
E. coli MG 1655 F-φ80 lac ZΔM15 Δ(lacZYA-arg F) U169 endA1 recA1 hsdR17(rk ,mk +) supE44λ- thi − 1 gyrA96 relA1 phoA Transgene
E. coli NK-C1 MG1655 contains pLsrACDB This study
E. coli NK-C2 MG1655 contains pLsrACDBK This study
E. coli NK-C3 MG1655 contains pLsrACDBFG This study
E. coli NK-C4 MG1655 contains pLsrACDBFGK This study
E. coli SU1 MG1655 contains pLuxS This study
E. coli SU2 MG1655 contains pLuxS-Mtn This study
Plasmids
 pTrcHisB Cloning vector Apr  
 pLsrACDB pTrcHisB derivative, containing lsrACDB This study
 pLsrACDBFG pTrcHisB derivative, containing lsrACDB, and lsrFG This study
 pLsrACDBK pTrcHisB derivative, containing lsrACDB and lsrK This study
 plsrACDBFGK pTrcHisB derivative, containing lsrACDB,lsrFG,lsrK This study
 pLuxS pTrcHisB derivative, containing luxS This study
 pLuxS-Mtn
 pLGFP
pTrcHisB derivative, containing luxS and mtn
pTrcHisB derivative, containing lsr promoter and gfp
This study
This study