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Volume 18, Number 3—March 2012


Lineage-specific Virulence Determinants of Haemophilus influenzae Biogroup aegyptius

Fiona R. Strouts1, Peter Power, Nicholas J. Croucher, Nicola Corton, Andries van Tonder, Michael A. Quail, Paul R. Langford, Michael J. Hudson, Julian Parkhill, J. Simon KrollComments to Author , and Stephen D. Bentley
Author affiliations: Imperial College London, London, UK (F.R. Strouts, P.R. Langford, J.S. Kroll); University of Oxford, Oxford, UK (P. Power); Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge, UK (N.J. Croucher, N. Corton, A. van Tonder, M.A. Quail, J. Parkhill, S.D. Bentley); The Health Protection Agency, Salisbury, UK (M.J. Hudson)

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Table 3

Phage loci identified in genome of Brazilian purpuric fever clone of Haemophilus influenzae biogroup aegyptius strain F3031*

Phage region Cluster start Size, kb G+C content, % No. genes No. Hae-specific (HaeBPF-specific) genes Closest phage/gene product homologs
1 85,874 32 40.5 35 5 (5) Haemophilus bacteriophage HP1, HP2, S2
2 325,263 47 41.2 60 0 (0) Putative phage-related proteins from H. influenzae, Neisseria meningitidis
3 418,932 33 40.0 38 2 (2) Mu-like phage from H. influenzae, Mannheimia haemolytica
4 857,914 54 39.5 60 5 (3) Putative phage-related proteins from H. influenzae, N. meningitidis
5 1,240,967 30 40.6 26 0 (1) Mu-like phage from H. influenzae, H. somnus, H. parasuis

*Hae, Haemophilus influenzae biogroup aegyptius; BPF, Brazilian purpuric fever.

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1Current affiliation: Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA.