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Research Article

Investigation of the Genes Involved in Antigenic Switching at the vlsE Locus in Borrelia burgdorferi: An Essential Role for the RuvAB Branch Migrase

  • Ashley R. Dresser,

    Affiliation: Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, The University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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  • Pierre-Olivier Hardy,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, The University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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  • George Chaconas mail

    chaconas@ucalgary.ca

    Affiliations: Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, The University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Department of Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, The University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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  • Published: December 04, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1000680

About the Authors

Ashley R. Dresser, George Chaconas
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, The University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Pierre-Olivier Hardy, George Chaconas
Department of Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, The University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Corresponding Author

Email: chaconas@ucalgary.ca

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ARD POH GC. Performed the experiments: ARD POH. Analyzed the data: ARD POH GC. Wrote the paper: ARD POH GC.