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Figure S2. Comparison of type A O-antigen biosynthesis clusters. Type A O-antigen is found in four species, from top to bottom, B. oklahomensis, B. pseudomallei, B. mallei, and B. thailandensis. Red indicates nucleotide homology of 78-100%. The glycosyltransferase gene wbiE (BoklE_010100014785) is truncated in B. oklahomensis E0147 but maintains functional. Conversely, insertion of a thymine into the methyltransferase wbiD relative to B. pseudomallei K96243 removes the functionality of this enzyme in E0147, removing it from the comparison.

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