Journal article

Genetic differences among the LPS biosynthetic loci of serovars of Leptospira interrogans and Leptospira borgpetersenii

A de la Pena-Moctezuma, DM Bulach, B Adler

FEMS IMMUNOLOGY AND MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2001

Abstract

The gene organization in the lipopolysaccharide biosynthetic (rfb) locus was analyzed in seven Leptospira interrogans serovars within serogroup Icterohemorrhagiae, seven non-Icterohemorrhagiae serovars and one Leptospira borgpetersenii serovar. Two groups of loci were delineated based on DNA hybridization and sequence analysis. Group 1 contained the two Hardjo subtypes, Hardjoprajitno and Hardjobovis. Group 2 (containing Copenhageni, Pomona, Naam, Mwogolo, Smithi, Lai, Canicola, Autumnalis, Pyrogenes, Australis and Icterohemorrhagiae) differed from Group 1 in its organization upstream of orf11, where five ORFs (32, 33, 34, 35, 37) were identified that were not contained in the Group 1 loci. ..

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