Molecular microbiology. A key event in survival.

Barry, D. and McCulloch, R. (2009) Molecular microbiology. A key event in survival. Nature, 459(7244), pp. 172-173. (doi:10.1038/459172a)

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Abstract

The parasitic microorganism Trypanosoma brucei evades recognition by its host's immune system by repeatedly changing its surface coat. The switch in coat follows a risky route, though: DNA break and repair.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:No
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:UNSPECIFIED
Authors: Barry, D., and McCulloch, R.
Subjects:Q Science > QR Microbiology
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Infection Immunity and Inflammation
Research Group:Barry
Journal Name:Nature
Publisher:Nature Publishing Group
ISSN:0028-0836
ISSN (Online):1476-4687
Published Online:13 May 2009
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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
401101DNA recombination pathways and antigenic variation in trypanosoma bruceiRichard McCullochMedical Research Council (MRC)G0401553Infection Immunity and Inflammation Life Sciences