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Volume 19, Number 4—April 2013

Research

Description and Nomenclature of Neisseria meningitidis Capsule Locus

Odile B. Harrison, Heike Claus, Ying Jiang, Julia S. Bennett, Holly B. Bratcher, Keith A. Jolley, Craig Corton, Rory Care, Jan T. Poolman, Wendell D. Zollinger, Carl E. Frasch, David S. Stephens, Ian Feavers, Matthias Frosch, Julian Parkhill, Ulrich Vogel, Michael A. Quail, Stephen D. Bentley, and Martin C.J. Maiden
Author affiliations: University of Oxford, Oxford, UK (O.B. Harrison, J.S. Bennett, H.B. Bratcher, K.A. Jolley, M.C.J. Maiden); University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany (H. Claus, M. Frosch, U. Vogel); The Sanger Institute, Cambridge, UK (Y. Jiang, C. Corton, J. Parkhill, M.A. Quail, S.D. Bentley); National Institute for Biological Standards and Control, Potters Bar, UK (R. Care, I. Feavers); Crucell, Leiden, the Netherlands (J.T. Poolman); Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA (W.D. Zollinger); Frasch Biologics Consulting, Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA (C.E. Frasch); Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (D.S. Stephens)

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Genetic organization of the cps locus among Neisseria meningitidis serogroups A (N. meningitidis Z2491); B (N. meningitidis H44/76); C (N. meningitidis FAM18, 053442, and 29013); W α275 (clonal complex sequence type [ST] 22); W WUE171 (clonal complex ST-11); Y α162 (clonal complex ST-11); Y WUE172 (ST-23); E (N. meningitidis α707); H (N. meningitidis 29031); I (N. meningitidis 29043); K (N. meningitidis 29046); L (N. meningitidis WUE3608); X (N. meningitidis α388); and Z (N. meningitidis WUE173)

Figure. . Genetic organization of the cps locus among Neisseria meningitidis serogroups A (N. meningitidis Z2491); B (N. meningitidis H44/76); C (N. meningitidis FAM18, 053442, and 29013); W α275 (clonal complex sequence type [ST] 22); W WUE171 (clonal complex ST-11); Y α162 (clonal complex ST-11); Y WUE172 (ST-23); E (N. meningitidis α707); H (N. meningitidis 29031); I (N. meningitidis 29043); K (N. meningitidis 29046); L (N. meningitidis WUE3608); X (N. meningitidis α388); and Z (N. meningitidis WUE173); and a cnl N. meningitidis isolate. Letters on left represent serogroups. Arrows depict gene orientation.

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