Characterization of the pilF—pilD pilus‐assembly locus of Neisseria gonorrhoeae

@article{Freitag1995CharacterizationOT,
  title={Characterization of the pilF—pilD pilus‐assembly locus of Neisseria gonorrhoeae},
  author={Nancy E. Freitag and H. Steven Seifert and Michael Koomey},
  journal={Molecular Microbiology},
  year={1995},
  volume={16}
}
Expression of Type IV pili by the bacterial pathogen Neisseria gonorrhoeae appears to be essential for colonization of the human host. Several N. gonorrhoeae gene products have been recently identified which bear homology to proteins involved in pilus assembly and protein export in other bacterial systems. We report here the isolation and characterization of transposon insertion mutants in N. gonorrhoeae whose phenotypes indicate that the N. gonorrhoeae pilF and pilD gene products are required… 

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