The Bacteroides fragilis pathogenicity island is contained in a putative novel conjugative transposon.

@article{Franco2004TheBF,
  title={The Bacteroides fragilis pathogenicity island is contained in a putative novel conjugative transposon.},
  author={Augusto A Franco},
  journal={Journal of bacteriology},
  year={2004},
  volume={186 18},
  pages={6077-92}
}
The genetic element flanking the Bacteroides fragilis pathogenicity island (BfPAI) in enterotoxigenic B. fragilis (ETBF) strain 86-5443-2-2 and a related genetic element in NCTC 9343 were characterized. The results suggested that these genetic elements are members of a new family of conjugative transposons (CTns) not described previously. These putative CTns, designated CTn86 and CTn9343 for ETBF 86-5443-2-2 and NCTC 9343, respectively, differ from previously described Bacteroides species CTns… CONTINUE READING

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