Living in a changing environment: insights into host adaptation in Neisseria meningitidis from comparative genomics.

@article{Schoen2007LivingIA,
  title={Living in a changing environment: insights into host adaptation in Neisseria meningitidis from comparative genomics.},
  author={Christoph Schoen and Biju K. Joseph and Heike Claus and U. Vogel and Matthias Frosch},
  journal={International journal of medical microbiology : IJMM},
  year={2007},
  volume={297 7-8},
  pages={601-13}
}
Neisseria meningitidis (the meningococcus) colonizes the human nasopharynx of about 10% of the human population. However, for reasons that are still mostly unknown meningococci occasionally enter the cerebrospinal fluid leading to often fatal bacterial meningitis especially in children and young adults. The genetic basis for the observed differences in the pathogenic potential of different strains has only partially been unravelled so far. With the advent of whole genome sequencing technologies… CONTINUE READING

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