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A 0.9-kb open reading frame encoding a unique 32-kDa protein was identified downstream of the recA gene of Porphyromonas gingivalis. Reverse transcription-PCR and Northern blot analysis showed that both the recA gene and this open reading frame are part of the same transcriptional unit. This cloned fragment was insertionally inactivated using the ermF-ermAM(More)
Porphyromonas gingivalis FLL32, a recA mutant, was isolated during construction of a recA defective mutant of P. gingivalis W83 by allelic exchange mutagenesis. In contrast to W83 and FLL33, the typical recA- mutant previously reported, FLL32 was non-pigmented, lacked beta-hemolytic activity on blood agar and produced significantly less proteolytic(More)
Several reports have supported the association of Porphyromonas gingivalis with periodontal disease. Genetic studies are vital for understanding the relative importance of virulence factors in this organism. Thus, gene reporters may prove useful for the study of gene expression in this organism. We have investigated the use of the green fluorescent protein(More)
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