Is it possible to use reverse transduction to reverse antibiotic resistance. Since antibitiotic resistance is causee by transduction of the F factor, is it possible to induce a F+ non antibiotic resistant bacteria into a region of F- resistant bacteria?

  • $\begingroup$ This seems very confused. Apart from anything else, The F plasmid doesn't encode an antibiotic resistance. Are you asking if it is possible to get rid of a plasmid from a bacterial strain? $\endgroup$
    – Alan Boyd
    Aug 19, 2017 at 15:45
  • $\begingroup$ @AlanBoyd Wait is it the R plasmid? Hmm I guess so... My question is whter we can make resistant bacteria transfer genes with non resistant bacteria. $\endgroup$
    – user35897
    Aug 19, 2017 at 15:47
  • $\begingroup$ biology.stackexchange.com/a/64618/6307 $\endgroup$
    – canadianer
    Aug 19, 2017 at 15:52
  • $\begingroup$ OK bacteria with an F plasmid can transfer their other plasmids (which may encode antibiotic resistance) during F-mediated conjugation. Now, starting from there, what is the question? $\endgroup$
    – Alan Boyd
    Aug 19, 2017 at 15:55
  • $\begingroup$ @AlanBoyd i think canadianer's link has already answered my question . Thanks anyway! $\endgroup$
    – user35897
    Aug 19, 2017 at 16:08


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