Evolutionary origins and sequence of the Escherichia coli O4 O-antigen gene cluster.

@article{DSouza2005EvolutionaryOA,
  title={Evolutionary origins and sequence of the Escherichia coli O4 O-antigen gene cluster.},
  author={Jocelyne M D'Souza and Gabrielle N Samuel and P. R. Reeves},
  journal={FEMS microbiology letters},
  year={2005},
  volume={244 1},
  pages={27-32}
}
Escherichia coli express many types of O antigen, present in the outer membrane of the Gram-negative bacterial cell wall. O-Antigen biosynthesis genes are clustered together and differences seen in O-antigen types are due to genetic variation within this gene cluster. Sequencing of the E. coli O4 O-antigen gene cluster revealed a similar gene order and high levels of similarity to that of E. coli O26; indicating a common ancestor. These lateral transfer events observed within O-antigen gene… CONTINUE READING
Highly Cited
This paper has 21 citations. REVIEW CITATIONS

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 10 extracted citations

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…