TABLE 1

Key plasmids and bacterial strains used in this study

Bacterial strain or plasmidDescription or relevant genotypeSource or reference
Plasmids
    pUC19Cloning vector41
    pArsPCpUC19+arsP+catThis study
    pRY112Shuttle vector42
    pRY112+arsPpRY112+arsPThis study
    pRY112+4arspRY112 containing the 4-gene ars operonThis study
Strains
    DH5αPlasmid propagation E. coli strainInvitrogen
    NCTC 11168Wild-type C. jejuni43
    11168+arsPNCTC 11168 derivative, pRY112+arsPThis study
    11168+4arsNCTC 11168 derivative, pRY112 + 4arsThis study
    CB5-28Wild-type C. jejuni9
    CB5-28 ΔarsCCB5-28 derivative, ΔarsC::Kanr9
    CB5-28 ΔarsPCB5-28 derivative, ΔarsP::catThis study