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J Bacteriol. 2008 Oct;190(20):6913-7. doi: 10.1128/JB.00824-08. Epub 2008 Aug 15.

Integrative conjugative elements and related elements are major contributors to the genome diversity of Streptococcus agalactiae.

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Unité de Génétique des Génomes Bactériens-URA CNRS2171, Institut Pasteur, 25-28 rue du Docteur Roux, 75724 Paris cedex 15, France.

Abstract

Thirty-five putative integrative conjugative elements and related elements were identified at 15 locations in the eight sequenced genomes of Streptococcus agalactiae. Twelve are composite, likely resulting from site-specific accretions. Circular forms were detected for five elements. Macroarray analysis confirmed their high plasticity and wide distribution in S. agalactiae.

PMID:
18708498
PMCID:
PMC2566197
DOI:
10.1128/JB.00824-08
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