Generalized Transduction

Methods Mol Biol. 2009;501:267-86. doi: 10.1007/978-1-60327-164-6_23.


Transduction is the process in which bacterial DNA is transferred from one bacterial cell to another by means of a phage particle. There are two types of transduction, generalized transduction and specialized transduction. In this chapter two of the best-studied systems - Escherichia coli-phage P1, and Salmonella enterica-phage P22 - are discussed from theoretical and practical perspectives.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Bacteria / genetics*
  • Bacteriophage P1 / genetics
  • Bacteriophage P22 / genetics
  • Escherichia coli / virology
  • Salmonella enterica / virology
  • Transduction, Genetic / methods*