Silent pilin genes of Neisseria gonorrhoeae MS11 and the occurrence of related hypervariant sequences among other gonococcal isolates.

@article{Haas1992SilentPG,
  title={Silent pilin genes of Neisseria gonorrhoeae MS11 and the occurrence of related hypervariant sequences among other gonococcal isolates.},
  author={Rainer Haas and S P Veit and Thomas F. Meyer},
  journal={Molecular microbiology},
  year={1992},
  volume={6 2},
  pages={197-208}
}
Pilin variation in Neisseria gonorrhoeae depends on a family of variant genes that undergo homologous, intragenic recombination. This work focuses on the repertoire of silent variant pilin genes in strain MS11, which contribute to the extensive variation of the expressed gene copy. A total of 17 silent copies were identified, which are, to varying degrees, truncated at their 5' coding region and grouped in seven distinct pil loci. Most silent copies belong to loci pilS1, pilS2 and pilS6, which… CONTINUE READING

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