Genomic islands in Photorhabdus

N R Waterfield, P J Daborn, R H ffrench-Constant

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Genomic islands are responsible for unique aspects of bacterial behavior such as symbiosis and pathogenicity. Photorhabdus luminescens is a pathogen of insects that spends part of its lifecycle in symbiosis with a nematode. Here, we describe novel genomic islands from Photorhabdus that are involved in symbiosis and pathogenicity, and discuss the inter-relationship between virulence factors used against invertebrates and vertebrates.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)541-545
Number of pages5
JournalTrends in Microbiology
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2002


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