Strain-specific differences in Neisseria gonorrhoeae associated with the phase variable gene repertoire

@article{Jordan2005StrainspecificDI,
  title={Strain-specific differences in Neisseria gonorrhoeae associated with the phase variable gene repertoire},
  author={Philip W Jordan and Lori A. S. Snyder and Nigel J. Saunders},
  journal={BMC Microbiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={5},
  pages={21 - 21}
}
There are several differences associated with the behaviour of the four main experimental Neisseria gonorrhoeae strains, FA1090, FA19, MS11, and F62. Although there is data concerning the gene complements of these strains, the reasons for the behavioural differences are currently unknown. Phase variation is a mechanism that occurs commonly within the Neisseria spp. and leads to switching of genes ON and OFF. This mechanism may provide a means for strains to express different combinations of… CONTINUE READING
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