Putative type IV secretion genes in Bacillus anthracis.

  title={Putative type IV secretion genes in Bacillus anthracis.},
  author={Marcin Grynberg and Zhanwen Li and Ewa Szczurek and Adam Godzik},
  journal={Trends in microbiology},
  volume={15 5},
Although the physiology of Bacillus anthracis, the causative agent of anthrax, has been studied extensively, we still do not know how toxins are dispatched from the bacterial cell. Here, by means of distant homology and genome context analyses, we identify genes encoding putative type IV secretion system-related elements on the B. anthracis plasmids pXO1 and pXO2 and in the chromosome. We argue that this type IV secretion system-like system could be responsible for anthrax toxin secretion… CONTINUE READING

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