Evidence for horizontal gene transfer of two antigenically distinct O antigens in Bordetella bronchiseptica.

Abstract

Host immunity is a major driving force of antigenic diversity, resulting in pathogens that can evade immunity induced by closely related strains. Here we show that two Bordetella bronchiseptica strains, RB50 and 1289, express two antigenically distinct O-antigen serotypes (O1 and O2, respectively). When 18 additional B. bronchiseptica strains were serotyped… (More)
DOI: 10.1128/IAI.01448-08

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