Insight into the specific virulence related genes and toxin-antitoxin virulent pathogenicity islands in swine streptococcosis pathogen Streptococcus equi ssp. zooepidemicus strain ATCC35246.

TitleInsight into the specific virulence related genes and toxin-antitoxin virulent pathogenicity islands in swine streptococcosis pathogen Streptococcus equi ssp. zooepidemicus strain ATCC35246.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsMa Z, Geng J, Yi L, Xu B, Jia R, Li Y, Meng Q, Fan H, Hu S
JournalBMC genomics
Volume14
Pagination377
Date Published2013
Abstract

Streptococcus equi ssp. zooepidemicus (S. zooepidemicus) is an important pathogen causing swine streptococcosis in China. Pathogenicity islands (PAIs) of S. zooepidemicus have been transferred among bacteria through horizontal gene transfer (HGT) and play important roles in the adaptation and increased virulence of S. zooepidemicus. The present study used comparative genomics to examine the different pathogenicities of S. zooepidemicus.

DOI10.1016/j.outlook.2013.03.006
Alternate JournalBMC Genomics