Characterization of the recD gene of Neisseria gonorrhoeae MS11 and the effect of recD inactivation on pilin variation and DNA transformation.

@article{Chaussee1999CharacterizationOT,
  title={Characterization of the recD gene of Neisseria gonorrhoeae MS11 and the effect of recD inactivation on pilin variation and DNA transformation.},
  author={Michelle A. Chaussee and Julie Wilson and Stuart A. Hill},
  journal={Microbiology},
  year={1999},
  volume={145 ( Pt 2)},
  pages={389-400}
}
Pilin antigenic variation in Neisseria gonorrhoeae may result following intrachromosomal recombination between homologous pil genes. Despite extensive study, recA is the only previously characterized gene known to be involved in this process. In this study, the gonococcal recD gene, encoding one subunit of the putative RecBCD holoenzyme, was characterized… CONTINUE READING