Complete DNA sequence of a serogroup A strain of Neisseria meningitidis Z2491

@article{Parkhill2000CompleteDS,
  title={Complete DNA sequence of a serogroup A strain of Neisseria meningitidis Z2491},
  author={J. Parkhill and M. Achtman and K. James and S. Bentley and C. Churcher and S. Klee and G. Morelli and D. Basham and D. Brown and T. Chillingworth and R. Davies and P. Davis and K. Devlin and T. Feltwell and N. Hamlin and S. Holroyd and K. Jagels and S. Leather and S. Moule and K. Mungall and M. Quail and M. Rajandream and K. Rutherford and M. Simmonds and J. Skelton and S. Whitehead and B. Spratt and B. Barrell},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2000},
  volume={404},
  pages={502-506}
}
Neisseria meningitidis causes bacterial meningitis and is therefore responsible for considerable morbidity and mortality in both the developed and the developing world. Meningococci are opportunistic pathogens that colonize the nasopharynges and oropharynges of asymptomatic carriers. For reasons that are still mostly unknown, they occasionally gain access to the blood, and subsequently to the cerebrospinal fluid, to cause septicaemia and meningitis. N. meningitidis strains are divided into a… Expand
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