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Characterization of capsule genes in non-pathogenic Neisseria species

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The genus Neisseria comprises a diverse group of commensal bacteria, which typically colonize the mucosal surfaces of humans and other animals. Neisseria meningitidis, the meningococcus, is notable for its potential to cause invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) in humans; however, IMD is comparatively rare, and meningococci normally colonize the nasopharynx asymptomatically. Possession of a polysaccharide capsule has been shown to be a prerequisite for disease in almost all IMD cases, and was...

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10.1099/mgen.0.000208

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Zoology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Zoology
Oxford college:
Hertford College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS Division
Department:
Zoology
Publisher:
Microbiology Society Publisher's website
Journal:
Microbial Genomics Journal website
Volume:
4
Issue:
9
Publication date:
2018-08-03
Acceptance date:
2018-07-16
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2057-5858
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pubs:871395
URN:
uri:caaba33e-818f-4092-a8c0-27c04f79ae14
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uuid:caaba33e-818f-4092-a8c0-27c04f79ae14
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pubs:871395

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