Identification of genes present specifically in a virulent strain of Klebsiella pneumoniae.

@article{Lai2000IdentificationOG,
  title={Identification of genes present specifically in a virulent strain of Klebsiella pneumoniae.},
  author={Y C Lai and Sh. L. Yang and H. L. Peng and Hyun Young Chang},
  journal={Infection and immunity},
  year={2000},
  volume={68 12},
  pages={7149-51}
}
Klebsiella pneumoniae is a common cause of septicemia and urinary tract infections. The PCR-supported genomic subtractive hybridization was employed to identify genes specifically present in a virulent strain of K. pneumoniae. Analysis of 25 subtracted DNA clones has revealed 19 distinct nucleotide sequences. Two of the sequences were found to be the genes encoding the transposase of Tn3926 and a capsule polysaccharide exporting enzyme. Three sequences displayed moderate homology with bvgAS… CONTINUE READING