Neisseria meningitidis: using genomics to understand diversity, evolution and pathogenesis

@article{Caugant2019NeisseriaMU,
  title={Neisseria meningitidis: using genomics to understand diversity, evolution and pathogenesis},
  author={Dominique A. Caugant and Ola Br{\o}nstad Brynildsrud},
  journal={Nature Reviews Microbiology},
  year={2019},
  pages={1-13}
}
Meningococcal disease remains an important cause of morbidity and death worldwide despite the development and increasing implementation of effective vaccines. Elimination of the disease is hampered by the enormous diversity and antigenic variability of the causative agent, Neisseria meningitidis, one of the most variable bacteria in nature. These features are attained mainly through high rates of horizontal gene transfer and alteration of protein expression through phase variation. The recent… 
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