The mutS-rpoS intergenic region of enteric bacteria ranges in size from 88 bp in Yersinia to >12 000 bp in Salmonella. We interpret this expansion as the result of the horizontal transfer of segments of DNA from diverse origins. Both comparative genomic analysis and selective sequencing of a variety of Escherichia coli pathogens have provided additional evidence for reassortment of segments within this region.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Microbiology (medical)
- Infectious Diseases