Although sequence analysis of Borrelia burgdorferi isolate B31 was recently declared 'complete,' we found that cultures of this strain can contain a novel 9-kb circular plasmid, cp9-2. The newly described plasmid contains both sequence similarities with and differences from the previously identified B31 plasmid cp9-1 (formerly cp9). cp9-1 and cp9-2 each encode a unique allele of EppA, a putative membrane protein synthesized by B. burgdorferi during mammalian infection.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Bacteriology|
|State||Published - 2000|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology