Frequency and rate of pilin antigenic variation of Neisseria meningitidis

R. Allen Helm, H. Steven Seifert

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Abstract

The rates of pilin antigenic variation (Av) of two strains of Neisseria meningitidis were determined using an unbiased DNA sequencing assay. Strain MC58 underwent pilin Av at a rate similar to that of N. gonorrhoeae strain MS11 but lower than that of N. gonorrhoeae strain FA1090. Pilin Av was undetectable in strain FAM18.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3822-3823
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of bacteriology
Volume192
Issue number14
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology

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