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Trends Microbiol. 1997 Aug;5(8):318-22.

The record of horizontal gene transfer in Salmonella.

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Dept of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, Texas A&M University, College Station 77843-1114, USA. abaumler@tamu.edu

Abstract

The evolution of virulence in Salmonella is driven by horizontal gene transfer. This has given rise to highly flexible pathogens that are able to colonize new niches and extend their host range. Tracing the record of horizontal gene transfer can provide clues to the virulence factors that contribute to the formation of new pathovars.

PMID:
9263410
DOI:
10.1016/S0966-842X(97)01082-2
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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