Rise and Persistence of Global M1T1 Clone of Streptococcus pyogenes
Ramy K. Aziz and Malak Kotb
Author affiliations: Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt (R.K. Aziz); VA Medical Center, Memphis, Tennessee, USA (R.K. Aziz, M. Kotb)University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis (M. Kotb); University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA (M. Kotb);
Figure 1. Suggested model for toxin mobilization between phages, reprinted from Aziz et al. (19). Recombination hot spots on both sides of the toxin genes are shown: one is prx (paratox), and the other may be lys (lysin), hol (holin), or hylP (phage hyaluronidase).
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