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Streptococcus agalactiae (Group B Streptococcus, GBS) is a commensal of the digestive and genitourinary tracts of humans that emerged as the leading cause of bacterial neonatal infections in Europe and North America during the 1960s. Due to the lack of epidemiological and genomic data, the reasons for this emergence are unknown. Here we show by comparative(More)
The structural gene for a glucan-binding protein (GBP) of Streptococcus mutans has been inserted into a bacteriophage lambda vector and expressed in Escherichia coli K12. Lysates of E. coli infected with the recombinant phage contain an antigenic protein of the same size as S. mutans GBP. The GBP synthesized in E. coli can be affinity-purified on(More)
Four cistrons (adh) involved in the expression of the K88 adhesion system have been identified and mapped. Three of these (adh A, adh B and adh C) are located in a single operon (I) whereas the fourth (adh D) is expressed from a separate promoter (operon II). The polypeptides encoded by these cistrons have been identified and their role in the formation and(More)
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