Pathogenicity Islands and the Evolution of Pathogenic Microbes

Volume 264/2 of the series Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology pp 109-135

Genomic Organization of LPS-Specific Loci

  • P. P. Reeves
  • , L. Wang

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Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) genes have many of the characteristics of PAIs but also differ in significant ways. Lipopolysaccharide differs from the products of most PAI genes in that it is an essential component of the cell, and mutants totally lacking LPS are not found.