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Research Article

The Transposon-Like Correia Elements Encode Numerous Strong Promoters and Provide a Potential New Mechanism for Phase Variation in the Meningococcus

  • Azeem Siddique,

    Affiliation: School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Nottingham, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom

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  • Nicolas Buisine,

    Affiliation: Evolution des Régulation Endocriniennes, Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France

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  • Ronald Chalmers mail

    chalmers@nottingham.ac.uk

    Affiliation: School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Nottingham, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom

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  • Published: January 20, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1001277

About the Authors

Azeem Siddique, Ronald Chalmers
School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Nottingham, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Nicolas Buisine
Evolution des Régulation Endocriniennes, Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France

Corresponding Author

Email: chalmers@nottingham.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AS NB RC. Performed the experiments: AS NB. Analyzed the data: AS NB RC. Wrote the paper: AS RC.