Additional file 6.

Phenotypic characterization of variants of the laboratory strain H99 (Figure S4). (A) The screen for variants with reduced melanin production is shown for tagged strains on L-DOPA medium containing neomycin. This procedure yielded the strains analyzed in Figure 7. (B) The capsule size and cell morphology of the variants were examined with india ink staining. This size bar is 10 μm. (C) Summary of the phenotypes of each variant.

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Hu et al. BMC Genomics 2011 12:526   doi:10.1186/1471-2164-12-526