Comparative genomics of Neisseria weaveri clarifies the taxonomy of this species and identifies genetic determinants that may be associated with virulence.

@article{Yi2012ComparativeGO,
  title={Comparative genomics of Neisseria weaveri clarifies the taxonomy of this species and identifies genetic determinants that may be associated with virulence.},
  author={Hana Yi and Y Cho and Seok-Hwan Yoon and Sang-Cheol Park and Jongsik Chun},
  journal={FEMS microbiology letters},
  year={2012},
  volume={328 2},
  pages={100-5}
}
A group of bacterial strains formerly known as CDC group M-5 are opportunistic pathogens to humans. In 1993, a name, Neisseria weaveri, was proposed by two independent studies to harbor CDC group M-5 strains, namely N. weaveri Holmes et al. 1993 and N. weaveri Andersen et al. 1993, with two different 'type' strains. However, no study has been conducted on to the relatedness of the two 'type' strains, although the close relationship of the two taxa has long been accepted unofficially. Formally… CONTINUE READING