A second allele of eppA in Borrelia burgdorferi strain B31 is located on the previously undetected circular plasmid cp9-2

J. C. Miller, J. L. Bono, K. Babb, N. El-Hage, S. Casjens, B. Stevenson

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6254-6258
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Bacteriology
Volume182
Issue number21
DOIs
StatePublished - 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology

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