Mobile DNA in the Pathogenic Neisseria.

  title={Mobile DNA in the Pathogenic Neisseria.},
  author={Kyle P Obergfell and H Steven Seifert},
  journal={Microbiology spectrum},
  volume={3 1},
The genus Neisseria contains two pathogenic species of prominant public health concern: Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Neisseria meningitidis. These pathogens display a notable ability to undergo frequent programmed recombination events. The recombination-mediated pathways of transformation and pilin antigenic variation in the Neisseria are well-studied systems that are critical for pathogenesis. Here we will detail the conserved and unique aspects of transformation and antigenic variation in the… CONTINUE READING

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