Lateral genetic transfers between group A and G streptococci for M-like genes are ongoing.

@article{Sriprakash1996LateralGT,
  title={Lateral genetic transfers between group A and G streptococci for M-like genes are ongoing.},
  author={Kadaba Srinivasa Sriprakash and J Hartas},
  journal={Microbial pathogenesis},
  year={1996},
  volume={20 5},
  pages={275-85}
}
Previously we described a long-polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method to amplify a 4-7 kb target containing most of the components of the vir regulon (mga, emm-like genes and scpA) in a number of group A streptococcus (GAS) isolates. In contrast to GAS, strains of human group G streptococcus (GGS) gave approximately 1.6 or 1.8 kb products. Sequence analysis of the amplified products issued from GGS templates revealed a mosaic consisting of upstream sequence from mga (the gene for positive… CONTINUE READING

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