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We have identified genes required for competence of Neisseria meningitidis, a naturally transformable human pathogen. Although not comprehensive, our analysis identified competence-defective mutants with transposon insertions in genes not previously implicated in this process in Neisseria.

Original publication

DOI

10.1128/JB.187.9.3273-3276.2005

Type

Journal article

Journal

J Bacteriol

Publication Date

05/2005

Volume

187

Pages

3273 - 3276

Keywords

DNA Helicases, DNA Transposable Elements, Fimbriae, Bacterial, Genes, Bacterial, Genes, Essential, Mutation, Neisseria meningitidis, Phosphoenolpyruvate Sugar Phosphotransferase System, Phosphotransferases (Nitrogenous Group Acceptor), Transcription, Genetic, Transformation, Bacterial