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v. con·ju·gat·ed, con·ju·gat·ing, con·ju·gates
1. Grammar To inflect (a verb) in its forms for distinctions such as number, person, voice, mood, and tense.
2. To join together.
1. Biology To undergo conjugation.
2. Grammar To be inflected.
adj. (-gĭt, -gāt′)
1. Joined together, especially in a pair or pairs; coupled.
2. Mathematics & Physics Inversely or oppositely related with respect to one of a group of otherwise identical properties, especially designating either or both of a pair of complex numbers differing only in the sign of the imaginary term.
3. Linguistics Derived from a common source, such as the words foul and filth.
4. Chemistry Conjugated.
n. (-gĭt, -gāt′)
1. Mathematics & Physics Any of a set of numbers that satisfy the same irreducible polynomial.
2. Chemistry A chemical compound that has been formed by the joining of two or more compounds.

[Latin coniugāre, coniugāt-, to join together : com-, com- + iugāre, to join (from iugum, yoke; see yeug- in Indo-European roots).]

con′ju·gate′ly adv.
con′ju·ga′tive adj.
con′ju·ga′tor n.
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Conjugative plasmids have recently gained attention as potential targets because of the high frequency of antibiotic resistance arising from conjugation, which can be [10.
Since 2006, researchers in several countries in East Asia have described plasmid-mediated fosA3 and, less frequently, fosA5 (formerly fosKp96), which is mostly associated with CTX-M and co-harbored on a conjugative plasmid.
enterocolitica are rare, (4) such as the conjugative plasmid (30-40 kb) transferring chloramphenicol, streptomycin, and sulfonamide resistance phenotypes from a sporadic Y.
Alarmingly, antimicrobial resistance genes from MDR strains can be transferred by transposons or pheromone-mediated conjugative plasmids not only to susceptible enterococcal isolates, but also to other more virulent nosocomial pathogens, like Staphylococcus aureus [5].
The latter may be of particular importance considering that genotoxic conjugative metabolites of PERC are formed in renal tissue (Lash and Parker 2001).
Inducible transfer of conjugative transposon Tn1545 from Enterococcus faecalis to Listeria monocytogenes in the digestive tracts of gnotobiotic mice.
5] Enterococci often acquire antibiotic resistance through exchange of resistance encoding genes carried on conjugative transposons, pheromone-responsive plasmids, and other broad host range plasmids.
Conjugative diene (CD) concentrations were determined using a modified method adopted from Sirinivasan et al.
NetB is a pore-forming toxin encoded on a large conjugative plasmid (approximately 85 kilobase [kb]) within a 42-kb pathogenicity locus (NELoc-1) (39), showing similarity to C.
Hence, the inhibition of these enzymes by the competitive inhibitors 4-hydroxybenzylamine and 4-hydroxybenzaldehyde (Table 3, entries 8 and 9) could result from the structural similarity between both molecules and the two endogenous enzymes' substrates (GABA and succinic acid), together with the conjugative effect of the benzene ring (Fig.