The Phage-Inducible Chromosomal Islands: A Family of Highly Evolved Molecular Parasites.

@article{Penads2015ThePC,
  title={The Phage-Inducible Chromosomal Islands: A Family of Highly Evolved Molecular Parasites.},
  author={Jos{\'e} R Penad{\'e}s and Gail E Christie},
  journal={Annual review of virology},
  year={2015},
  volume={2 1},
  pages={181-201}
}
The phage-inducible chromosomal islands (PICIs) are a family of highly mobile genetic elements that contribute substantively to horizontal gene transfer, host adaptation, and virulence. Initially identified in Staphylococcus aureus, these elements are now thought to occur widely in gram-positive bacteria. They are molecular parasites that exploit certain… CONTINUE READING