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Additional Reference: Credit to Lesic and Carniel

Posted by Pettenkofer on 21 Oct 2010 at 11:34 GMT

On behalf of all authors I would like to add the following information: The mechanism HPI-transfer within another bacteria species (Yersinia pseudotuberculosis) involving homologous RecA-dependent recombination has been described by Lesic and Carniel using in vitro assays (B. Lesic and E. Carniel. 2005. Horizontal transfer of the High-Pathogenicity Island of Yersinia pseudotuberculosis. J. Bacteriol. 187:3352-3358.) Sören Schubert - corresponing author

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