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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 genetic determinant for production of the adhesive antigen F41 was isolated from a porcine enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli strain by cosmid cloning. The cloned DNA included sequences homologous to those of hybridization probes prepared from the K88 adhesive antigen operon. Transposon insertions which inactivated F41 production mapped to the same region(More)
Surface proteins called intimins (Int), which are homologous to the invasin protein (Inv) of Yersinia spp., play a role in inducing brush border damage, termed attachment and effacement, which follows infection by enteropathogenic and enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli, Citrobacterfreundii biotype 4280, and Hafnia alvei. Maltose-binding protein (MBP)(More)
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