Evolutionary paths of streptococcal and staphylococcal superantigens

<p>Abstract</p> <p>Background</p> <p><it>Streptococcus pyogenes</it> (GAS) harbors several superantigens (SAgs) in the prophage region of its genome, although <it>speG</it> and <it>smez</it> are not located in this region. The diversi...

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Main Authors: Okumura Kayo, Shimomura Yumi, Murayama Somay, Yagi Junji, Ubukata Kimiko, Kirikae Teruo, Miyoshi-Akiyama Tohru
Format: Article
Language:English
Published: BMC 2012-08-01
Series:BMC Genomics
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Online Access:http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2164/13/404