Evolution of the Hyaluronic Acid Synthesis (has) Operon in Streptococcus zooepidemicus and Other Pathogenic Streptococci

@article{Blank2008EvolutionOT,
  title={Evolution of the Hyaluronic Acid Synthesis (has) Operon in Streptococcus zooepidemicus and Other Pathogenic Streptococci},
  author={Lars Mathias Blank and Philip Hugenholtz and Lars K. Nielsen},
  journal={Journal of Molecular Evolution},
  year={2008},
  volume={67},
  pages={13-22}
}
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a ubiquitous linear polysaccharide in vertebrates and also is the capsule material of some pathogenic bacteria including group A and C streptococci. In bacteria, the HA synthase occurs in an operon (has) coding for enzymes involved in the production of HA precursors. We report two new members of the has operon family from Streptococcus equi subsp. zooepidemicus (S. zooepidemicus) and Streptococcus equi subsp. equi (S. equi). The has operon of S. zooepidemicus contains… CONTINUE READING

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