Helm RA, Seifert HS
Frequency and rate of pilin antigenic variation of Neisseria meningitidis.
J Bacteriol. 2010 Jul;192(14):3822-3
Authors: Helm RA, Seifert HS
The rates of pilin antigenic variation (Av) of two strains of Neisseria meningitidis were determined using an unbiased DNA sequencing assay. Strain MC58 underwent pilin Av at a rate similar to that of N. gonorrhoeae strain MS11 but lower than that of N. gonorrhoeae strain FA1090. Pilin Av was undetectable in strain FAM18.
PMID: 20472803 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]