Intraspecies polymorphism of vsp genes and expression profiles of variable surface protein antigens (Vsps) in field isolates of Mycoplasma bovis.

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To assess the extent of interstrain variation, 50 isolates of Mycoplasma (M.) bovis including the type strain PG45 were examined for the presence of a family of variable membrane surface lipoproteins (Vsps) and their genes. Southern hybridization using a genomic fragment carrying three distinct vsp genes (vspAEF) revealed a striking heterogeneity, with only… (More)

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@article{Beier1998IntraspeciesPO, title={Intraspecies polymorphism of vsp genes and expression profiles of variable surface protein antigens (Vsps) in field isolates of Mycoplasma bovis.}, author={Thomas Beier and Helmut Hotzel and Inna Lysnyansky and C Grajetzki and Mike Heller and B Rabeling and David Yogev and Kathrin Sachse}, journal={Veterinary microbiology}, year={1998}, volume={63 2-4}, pages={189-203} }