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Trends Biochem Sci. 1993 Apr;18(4):136-40.

Molecular evolution of bacterial cell-surface proteins.

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Division of Biotechnology, PHLS Centre for Applied Microbiology and Research, Porton Down, Salisbury, UK.

Abstract

The cell-surface proteins of the infective bacteria Streptococcus and Staphylococcus are probably involved in the process of infection. These proteins share many features including secretion signal peptides, cell-wall spanning regions, membrane anchor domains and repeated domains of various functions. These common features may have evolved by gene duplication and swapping of gene fragments.

PMID:
8493725
DOI:
10.1016/0968-0004(93)90021-e
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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