The Ellis Island Effect

  title={The Ellis Island Effect},
  author={Fasahath Husain and Yaligara Veeranagouda and Renata Boente and Kevin Tang and Gabriela Mulato and Hannah M. Wexler},
  booktitle={Mobile genetic elements},
Objectives: Bacteroides fragilis, a Gram-negative anaerobic bacterium, is alternately a gut commensal or virulent pathogen and is an important reservoir for horizontal gene transfer (HGT) of bacterial resistance and virulence genes in the human gastrointestinal tract. We identified a unique conjugative transposon (CTn) in a multidrug resistant clinical isolate of B. fragilis (BF-HMW615); we named this element CTnHyb because it included a hybrid mosaic of foreign elements. This study reports the… CONTINUE READING
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