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Genetic relationships among 527 Gram-negative bacterial plasmids
Plasmids are mosaic in composition with a maintenance “backbone” as well as “accessory” genes obtained via horizontal gene transfer. This horizontal gene transfer complicates the study of their genetic relationships. We ...
ApicoAP: The first computational model for predicting apicoplast-targeted proteins for multiple species of Apicomplexa
(PLoS ONE, 2012-05)
Most of the parasites of the phylum Apicomplexa contain a relict prokaryotic-derived plastid called the apicoplast. This organelle is important not only for the survival of the parasite, but its unique properties make it ...
Expansion of variant diversity associated with high prevalence of pathogen strain superinfection under conditions of natural transmission
(Infection and Immunity, 2012-07)
Superinfection occurs when a second, genetically distinct pathogen strain infects a host that has already mounted an immune response to a primary strain. For antigenically variant pathogens, the primary strain itself ...