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Trends Genet. 1993 Jan;9(1):17-22.

Evolution of Salmonella O antigen variation by interspecific gene transfer on a large scale.

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Microbiology Department, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Abstract

The O antigen is a bacterial surface polysaccharide made up of repeats of a short oligosaccharide. There are about 60 forms of O antigen in Salmonella, and genetic analysis indicates that these were acquired by interspecific gene transfer.

PMID:
8434412
DOI:
10.1016/0168-9525(93)90067-R
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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