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Serotype-converting bacteriophages and O-antigen modification in Shigella flexneri

S. flexneri is subtyped into various serotypes based on the combination(s) of antigenic determinants present in the O-antigen. Structural studies have shown that all S. flexneri O-antigens, except for serotype 6, are polymers of the basic tetrasaccharide repeating unit, which is found in S. flexneri serotype Y strains.

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Wheat immunity and applied synthetic biology Honours, Bachelor, Masters, PhD

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