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BACKGROUND The pagN gene of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium is a PhoP-regulated gene that is up-regulated during growth within macrophages and in vivo in murine models of infection. The PagN protein displays similarity to the Hek and Tia invasins/adhesins of Escherichia coli. Thus far no function has been ascribed to the PagN protein. RESULTS Here(More)
Plant Biology DEDICATION To my family, friends, and the women of Wake Robin Morris, who are included in the first two categories, but ought to be mentioned twice. iv ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Many people are owed thanks for their role in the creation of this thesis: Wes Autio, my advisor, for his support and help with bringing this thesis to fruition, and for(More)
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