Additional file 3.

Alternative consequence of guanine stretch alterations upstream of PPA1880. The homopolymeric guanine stretch could be part of the N-terminus of PPA1880. The different lengths of the G tract would lead to the formation of truncated proteins in strains KPA and 266 due to the appearance of a premature stop codon in the respective reading frame. Only in strain P6 a full protein would be synthesized.

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Holland et al. BMC Microbiology 2010 10:230   doi:10.1186/1471-2180-10-230