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Possible origin of sequence divergence in the P1 cytadhesin gene of Mycoplasma pneumoniae
Infection and Immunity
Specific regions of the P1 adhesin structural gene of Mycoplasma pneumoniae hybridize to various parts of the mycoplasma genome, indicating their multiple-copy nature. In addition, restriction fragment length polymorphisms and sequence divergence have been observed in the P1 gene, permitting the classification of clinical isolates of M. pneumoniae into two groups, I and II. These data suggest that the observed P1 gene diversity may be explained by homologous recombination between similar butdoi:10.1128/iai.61.3.816-822.1993 fatcat:mmvltepndngwdptygphzh7jane