Table 1.

Plasmids used and constructed in this study

PlasmidDescriptionaSource or reference
pCRII-TOPO3.9-kb cloning vectorInvitrogen
pCR-LUX409-bpluxS PCR product cloned into pCRII-TOPOThis study
pVA3000Suicide vector for Bacteroides; Emr 25
R751IncP plasmid used to mobilize vectors from E. coli to Bacteroides recipient; Tpr, Tra+ 29
pLR409pVA3000 containing an insertion of BamHI-XbaI fragment from pCR-LUXThis study
  • a Abbreviations: Emr, erythromycin resistant; Tpr, trimethoprim resistant; Tra+, self-transferable.