Genome Sequencing Reveals Widespread Virulence Gene Exchange among Human Neisseria Species

  title={Genome Sequencing Reveals Widespread Virulence Gene Exchange among Human Neisseria Species},
  author={Pradeep Reddy Marri and Mary Paniscus and Nathan J. Weyand and Mar{\'i}a A Rend{\'o}n and Christine M Calton and Diana Ria{\~n}o Hern{\'a}ndez and Dustin L. Higashi and Erica Sodergren and George Weinstock and Steven D. Rounsley and Magdalene So},
  booktitle={PloS one},
Commensal bacteria comprise a large part of the microbial world, playing important roles in human development, health and disease. However, little is known about the genomic content of commensals or how related they are to their pathogenic counterparts. The genus Neisseria, containing both commensal and pathogenic species, provides an excellent opportunity to study these issues. We undertook a comprehensive sequencing and analysis of human commensal and pathogenic Neisseria genomes. Commensals… CONTINUE READING

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