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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    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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    TOWERS, R., Gal, D., McMillan, D., Sriprakash, K., Currie, B., Walker, M., ... Fagan, P. (2004). Fibronectin-Binding Protein Gene Recombination and Horizontal Transfer between Group A and G Streptococci. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 42(11), 5357-5361.
    TOWERS, R ; Gal, D ; McMillan, D ; Sriprakash, K ; Currie, Bart ; Walker, M ; CHHATWAL, G ; Fagan, Peter. / Fibronectin-Binding Protein Gene Recombination and Horizontal Transfer between Group A and G Streptococci. In: Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 2004 ; Vol. 42, No. 11. pp. 5357-5361.
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    TOWERS, R, Gal, D, McMillan, D, Sriprakash, K, Currie, B, Walker, M, CHHATWAL, G & Fagan, P 2004, 'Fibronectin-Binding Protein Gene Recombination and Horizontal Transfer between Group A and G Streptococci', Journal of Clinical Microbiology, vol. 42, no. 11, pp. 5357-5361.

    Fibronectin-Binding Protein Gene Recombination and Horizontal Transfer between Group A and G Streptococci. / TOWERS, R; Gal, D; McMillan, D; Sriprakash, K; Currie, Bart; Walker, M; CHHATWAL, G; Fagan, Peter.

    In: Journal of Clinical Microbiology, Vol. 42, No. 11, 2004, p. 5357-5361.

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