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The pap Operon of Avian Pathogenic Escherichia coli Strain O1:K1 Is Located on a Novel Pathogenicity Island
Infection and Immunity
  • Subhashinie Kariyawasam, Iowa State University
  • Timothy J. Johnson, Iowa State University
  • Lisa K. Nolan, Iowa State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2006
DOI
10.1128/​IAI.74.1.744-749.2006
Abstract

We 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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This article is from Infection and Immunity 74, no. 1 (January 2006): 744–749, doi:10.1128/IAI.74.1.744-749.2006.

Copyright Owner
American Society for Microbiology
Language
en
Date Available
May 3, 2013
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Citation Information
Subhashinie 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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