The pap Operon of Avian Pathogenic Escherichia coli Strain O1:K1 Is Located on a Novel Pathogenicity IslandInfection and Immunity
AbstractWe have identified a 56-kb pathogenicity island (PAI) in avian pathogenicEscherichia coli strain O1:K1 (APEC-O1). This PAI, termed PAI IAPEC-O1, is integrated adjacent to the 3′ end of the pheV tRNA gene. It carries putative virulence genes of APEC (pap operon), other E. coli genes (tia and ireA), and a 1.5-kb region unique to APEC-O1. The kps gene cluster required for the biosynthesis of polysialic acid capsule was mapped to a location immediately downstream of this PAI.
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Citation InformationSubhashinie Kariyawasam, Timothy J. Johnson and Lisa K. Nolan. "The pap Operon of Avian Pathogenic Escherichia coli Strain O1:K1 Is Located on a Novel Pathogenicity Island" Infection and Immunity Vol. 74 Iss. 1 (2006) p. 744 - 749
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