Resistance to pesticin, storage of iron, and invasion of HeLa cells by Yersiniae.

@article{Sikkema1987ResistanceTP,
  title={Resistance to pesticin, storage of iron, and invasion of HeLa cells by Yersiniae.},
  author={Daniel J. Sikkema and Robert R. Brubaker},
  journal={Infection and immunity},
  year={1987},
  volume={55 3},
  pages={572-8}
}
The independent abilities of Yersinia pestis to absorb exogenous pigments including hemin and Congo red (Pgm+) and to produce the bacteriocin pesticin with genetically linked invasive enzymes (Pst+) are established virulence factors of the species. Pst- Pgm+ strains of Y. pestis are sensitive to pesticin (Psts), and mutation of these isolates to pesticin… CONTINUE READING