The Yersinia high-pathogenicity island: an iron-uptake island.

  title={The Yersinia high-pathogenicity island: an iron-uptake island.},
  author={Elisabeth Carniel},
  journal={Microbes and infection},
  volume={3 7},
Highly pathogenic Yersinia carry a pathogenicity island termed high-pathogenicity island (HPI). The Yersinia HPI comprises genes involved in the synthesis of the siderophore yersiniabactin and can thus be regarded as an iron-uptake island. A unique characteristic of the HPI is its wide distribution among different enterobacteria such as Escherichia coli, Klebsiella, Citrobacter and Salmonella. Other types of iron-uptake systems are also carried by different pathogenicity islands in… CONTINUE READING

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