The Defective Prophage Pool of Escherichia coli O157: Prophage–Prophage Interactions Potentiate Horizontal Transfer of Virulence Determinants

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Asadulghani, Md; Ogura, Yoshitoshi; Ooka, Tadasuke; Itoh, Takehiko; Sawaguchi, Akira; Iguchi, Atsushi; Nakayama, Keisuke; Hayashi, Tetsuya;
  • Publisher: Figshare
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1000408
  • Subject: Molecular Biology | horizontal | determinants | prophage | virulence | defective | Microbiology | Engineering | potentiate | interactions
    mesheuropmc: fluids and secretions

<div><p>Bacteriophages are major genetic factors promoting horizontal gene transfer (HGT) between bacteria. Their roles in dynamic bacterial genome evolution have been increasingly highlighted by the fact that many sequenced bacterial genomes contain multiple prophages ... View more
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