Table 4

The number of genes with potential roles in pathogenesis and virulence in the three B. pilosicoli genomes
Role of putative gene 95/1000 B2904 WesBa
Core genes involved in lipopolysaccharide biosynthesisb 27 30 32
Chemotaxis
 putative methyl-accepting  chemotaxis protein 7 7 10
 methyl-accepting chemotaxis protein A (mcpA) 2 0 2
 methyl-accepting chemotaxis protein B (mcpB) 8 11 11
 chemotaxis protein 15 15 15
Flagella 42 42 42
Adhesion and membrane protein
 lipoprotein 21 31 29
 variable surface protein 3 4 4
 integral membrane protein 1 1 1
 outer membrane protein 25 25 23
 periplasmic protein 25 25 28
 inner membrane protein 75 83 83
Host tissue degradation
 haemolysis 12 12 12
 phospholipase 2 3 2
 peptidase 44 48 48
 protease 19 19 17
Oxidative stress 7 7 7
Ankyrin-like protein 31 34 35
Phage and other mobile genetic elements 46 109 100
Total 412 506 501

The analysis categorised the genes from the genomes of B. pilosicoli 95/1000, B2904 and WesB.

a The incomplete WesB strain genome was within one scaffold.

b Core lipooligosaccharide (LOS) biosynthesis genes.

Mappley et al.

Mappley et al. BMC Genomics 2012 13:454   doi:10.1186/1471-2164-13-454

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