Molecular patchwork: Chromosomal recombination between two Helicobacter pylori strains during natural colonization.

L.C. Smeets, NL Arents, A.A. van Zwet, C.M.J.E. Vandenbroucke-Grauls, T. Verboom, W. Bitter, J.G. Kusters

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Abstract

Genetic analysis of two Helicobacter pylori strains isolated from a single gastric biopsy showed evidence of extensive horizontal gene transfer. Several large recombinations were identified in the rdxA gene, which is involved in metronidazole resistance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2907-10
JournalInfection and Immunity
Volume71
Issue number5
Early online date1 May 2003
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes

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