I am currently working on a research project in which I am aiming to translocate a gene from a specific bacteria (strain NT-26, an arsenic oxidizing bacterium) into another bacterium. I am doing this to try "add" the arsenite oxidase gene to a bacteria that would replicate faster and survive more extreme environments. I have not yet decided what bacteria I would like to translocate this gene into, as I would like to know if locating and isolating the arsenic oxidase gene is possible. I am currently working on isolating the NT-26 strain of bacteria, but I am not exactly sure how I should go about isolating the arsenate oxidase gene itself. If I was to isolate and copy this gene somehow, if I added it to a bacterial plasmid, would the other bacteria accept it and actually develop and arsenite oxidase mechanism?


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