Twenty-eight divergent polysaccharide loci specifying within- and amongst-strain capsule diversity in three strains of Bacteroides fragilis

@inproceedings{Patrick2010TwentyeightDP,
  title={Twenty-eight divergent polysaccharide loci specifying within- and amongst-strain capsule diversity in three strains of Bacteroides fragilis},
  author={Sheila Patrick and Garry W. Blakely and Simon Houston and Jane C Moore and V Abratt and Marcelo Bertalan and Ana Cerde{\~n}o-T{\'a}rraga and Michael A. Quail and Nicola J Corton and Craig H. Corton and Alexandra H. Bignell and Andrew Barron and Louise Clark and Stephen D. Bentley and Julian Parkhill},
  booktitle={Microbiology},
  year={2010}
}
Comparison of the complete genome sequence of Bacteroides fragilis 638R, originally isolated in the USA, was made with two previously sequenced strains isolated in the UK (NCTC 9343) and Japan (YCH46). The presence of 10 loci containing genes associated with polysaccharide (PS) biosynthesis, each including a putative Wzx flippase and Wzy polymerase, was confirmed in all three strains, despite a lack of cross-reactivity between NCTC 9343 and 638R surface PS-specific antibodies by immunolabelling… CONTINUE READING