Heterogeneity of the prtC gene of Porphyromonas gingivalis.

  title={Heterogeneity of the prtC gene of Porphyromonas gingivalis.},
  author={Marcus Wittstock and Herbert Schmidt and Thomas Frank Flemmig and Helge Karch},
  journal={Oral microbiology and immunology},
  volume={15 1},
In this study, the nucleotide sequences of the prtC genes of six clinical Porphyromonas gingivalis isolates obtained from patients with periodontitis and from reference strain 53977 were determined. All analyzed genes were heterogeneous in their nucleotide composition and differed in up to 13 nucleotides. Moreover, substantial differences were found in comparison to prtC of reference strain 53977. The prtC genes of 45 Porphyromonas gingivalis isolates were amplified by polymerase chain reaction… CONTINUE READING