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Identification of a putative pathogenicity island in Shigella flexneri using subtractive hybridisation of the S. flexneri and Escherichia coli genomes

Walker, John; Verma, Naresh


The genetic differences between the human pathogen, Shigella flexneri, and the non-pathogenic Escherichia coli were investigated in an attempt to identify pathogenicity islands (PAIs) in the S. flexneri genome. Genomic subtraction identified a large unique region of DNA which was present in S. flexneri serotype 2a but absent from E. coli K-12. This 42-kb DNA segment was localised to the S. flexneri chromosome and was found to contain a number of elements often associated with PAIs including:...[Show more]

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Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
Source: FEMS Microbiology Letters
DOI: 10.1016/S0378-1097(02)00836-4


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