Fibronectin-Binding Protein Gene Recombination and Horizontal Transfer between Group A and G Streptococci

R TOWERS, D Gal, D McMillan, K Sriprakash, Bart Currie, M Walker, G CHHATWAL, Peter Fagan

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    Abstract

    We report evidence of interspecies gene transfer between the important virulence factor genes sfbI and gfbA. Because the identified group G streptococcus gfbA types possess DNA cassettes that can be identified in a number of group A streptococcus strains, it appears that homologous recombination is occurring between these species.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)5357-5361
    Number of pages5
    JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
    Volume42
    Issue number11
    Publication statusPublished - 2004

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