Genome Sequence of a Nephritogenic and Highly Transformable M49 Strain of Streptococcus pyogenes

@article{McShan2008GenomeSO,
  title={Genome Sequence of a Nephritogenic and Highly Transformable M49 Strain of Streptococcus pyogenes},
  author={William M. McShan and Joseph J. Ferretti and Tadahiro Karasawa and Alexander N. Suvorov and Shao Ping Lin and Biafang Qin and Honggui Jia and Steve Kenton and Fares Najar and Hongming Wu and Julie Christine Scott and B. A. Roe and Dragutin J. Savic},
  journal={Journal of Bacteriology},
  year={2008},
  volume={190},
  pages={7773 - 7785}
}
ABSTRACT The 1,815,783-bp genome of a serotype M49 strain of Streptococcus pyogenes (group A streptococcus [GAS]), strain NZ131, has been determined. This GAS strain (FCT type 3; emm pattern E), originally isolated from a case of acute post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis, is unusually competent for electrotransformation and has been used extensively as a model organism for both basic genetic and pathogenesis investigations. As with the previously sequenced S. pyogenes genomes, three unique… 
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