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Identification of Anaplasma marginale type IV secretion system effector proteins
(PLoS ONE, 2011-11)
Anaplasma marginale, an obligate intracellular alphaproteobacterium in the order Rickettsiales, is a tick-borne pathogen and the leading cause of anaplasmosis in cattle worldwide. Complete genome sequencing of A. marginale ...
Expansion of variant diversity associated with high prevalence of pathogen strain superinfection under conditions of natural transmission
(Infection and Immunity, 2012-07)
Superinfection occurs when a second, genetically distinct pathogen strain infects a host that has already mounted an immune response to a primary strain. For antigenically variant pathogens, the primary strain itself ...