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The type IV Aeromonas pilus (Tap) gene cluster is widely conserved in Aeromonas species


Barnett, TC and Kirov, SM, The type IV Aeromonas pilus (Tap) gene cluster is widely conserved in Aeromonas species, Microbial pathogenesis, 26, (2) pp. 77-84. ISSN 0882-4010 (1999) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1006/mpat.1998.0252


Nothing is known regarding the expression or function of the type IV Aeromonas pilus (Tap), which was recently identified following the cloning of a pilus biogenesis gene cluster (tapABCD). As a first step to determine the possible significance of Tap for Aeromonas virulence, the distribution of the tapA and tapD genes in hybridization group reference strains and clinical (n = 42) and environmental (n = 29) isolates was determined. Homologues of tapA and tapD were present in all strains tested. Hybridization with the tapA probe enabled us to differentiate between clinical and environmental isolates of A. veronii biovar sobria.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Medical microbiology
Research Field:Medical bacteriology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Clinical health not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Barnett, TC (Mr Timothy CArew Barnett)
UTAS Author:Kirov, SM (Associate Professor Sylvia Kirov)
ID Code:15821
Year Published:1999
Web of Science® Times Cited:7
Deposited By:Pathology
Deposited On:1999-08-01
Last Modified:2001-07-27

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