Diversity in coding tandem repeats in related Neisseria spp.
Background: Tandem repeats contained within coding regions can mediate phase variation when the repeated units change the reading frame of the coding sequence in a copy number dependent manner. Coding tandem repeats are those which do not alter the reading frame with copy number, and the changes in copy number of these repeats may then potentially alter the function or antigenicity of the protein encoded. Three complete neisserial genomes were analyzed and compared to identify coding tandem r...Expand abstract
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- © 2003 Jordan et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article: verbatim copying and redistribution of this article are permitted in all media for any purpose, provided this notice is preserved along with the article's original URL. Citation: Jordan, P., Snyder, L. A. S. & Saunders, N. J. (2003). 'Diversity in coding tandem repeats in related Neisseria spp.', BMC Microbiology 3: 23 [This article is available at http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2180/3/23].
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