Generation of Escherichia coli O9a serotype, a subtype of E. coli O9, by transfer of the wb* gene cluster of Klebsiella O3 into E. coli via recombination

Tsuyoshi Sugiyama, Nobuo Kido, Yutaka Kato, Naoki Koide, Tomoaki Yoshida, Takashi Yokochi

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Abstract

Genetic characterization of the wb* gene in a series of Escherichia coli and Klebsiella strains possessing the mannose homopolymer as the O- specific polysaccharide was carried out. The partial nucleotide sequences and PCR-restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis suggested that E. coli serotype O9a, a subtype of E. coli O9, might have been generated by the insertion of the Klebsiella O3 wb* gene into a certain E. coli strain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2775-2778
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Bacteriology
Volume180
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 05-1998
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology

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