Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-2006

Journal or Book Title

Infection and Immunity

Volume

74

Issue

1

First Page

744

Last Page

749

DOI

10.1128/​IAI.74.1.744-749.2006

Abstract

We have identified a 56-kb pathogenicity island (PAI) in avian pathogenicEscherichia coli strain O1:K1 (APEC-O1). This PAI, termed PAI IAPEC-O1, is integrated adjacent to the 3′ end of the pheV tRNA gene. It carries putative virulence genes of APEC (pap operon), other E. coli genes (tia and ireA), and a 1.5-kb region unique to APEC-O1. The kps gene cluster required for the biosynthesis of polysialic acid capsule was mapped to a location immediately downstream of this PAI.

Comments

This article is from Infection and Immunity 74, no. 1 (January 2006): 744–749, doi:10.1128/IAI.74.1.744-749.2006.

Copyright Owner

American Society for Microbiology

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf