A second allele of eppA in Borrelia burgdorferi strain B31 is located on the previously undetected circular plasmid cp9-2 Article

cited authors

  • Miller, JC; Bono, JL; Babb, K; El-Hage, N; Casjens, S; Stevenson, B

fiu authors

abstract

  • Although sequence analysis of Borrelia burgdorferi isolate B31 was recently declared 'complete,' we found that cultures of this strain can contain a novel 9-kb circular plasmid, cp9-2. The newly described plasmid contains both sequence similarities with and differences from the previously identified B31 plasmid cp9-1 (formerly cp9). cp9-1 and cp9-2 each encode a unique allele of EppA, a putative membrane protein synthesized by B. burgdorferi during mammalian infection.

publication date

  • November 20, 2000

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

start page

  • 6254

end page

  • 6258

volume

  • 182

issue

  • 21