Date: Sun, 19 May 2013 16:21:26 +0200
- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences recent issues
Surface display of a massively variable lipoprotein by a Legionella diversity-generating retroelement [Microbiology]
- Diversity-generating retroelements (DGRs) are a unique family of retroelements that confer selective advantages to their hosts by facilitating localized DNA sequence evolution through a specialized error-prone reverse transcription process. We characterized a DGR in Legionella pneumophila, an opportunistic human pathogen that causes Legionnaires disease. The L. pneumophila DGR is found...