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The high-pathogenicity island is absent in human pathogens of Salmonella enterica subspecies I but present in isolates of subspecies III and VI.

Institut für Molekulare Infektionsbiologie, University of Würzburg, Roentgenring 11, D-97070 Würzburg, Germany.
Journal of Bacteriology (Impact Factor: 3.19). 03/2003; 185(3):1107-11. DOI: 10.1128/JB.185.3.1107-1111.2003
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ABSTRACT In this study we tested 74 Salmonella strains of all eight Salmonella groups and were able to demonstrate the presence of two high-pathogenicity island types in strains of Salmonella groups IIIa, IIIb, and VI. Most high-pathogenicity island-positive isolates produced yersiniabactin under iron-limited conditions and were positive for the high-molecular-weight proteins HMWP1 and HMWP2.

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