ANR Magisbac : Genesis and Maintenance of Bacterial Secondary Chromosomes
Bacterial genomes are mainly composed of two types of replicons: chromosomes and plasmids. Plasmids are accessory mobile genetic elements acquired by horizontal transfer between strains or species. Their domestication by new hosts is of […]
Prokaryotes evolve rapidly new functionalities by horizontal gene transfer delivered by mobile genetic elements (MGE). MGE increase relatedness between individuals and thereby might also promote the establishment of microbial social networks. Many studies have […]
Population biology of the bacterial pathogen Klebsiella pneumoniae
Klebsiella pneumoniae is one of the most urgent threats to public health given its increasing resistance to antimicrobial agents including carbapenems, considered as last-resort antibiotics. In this project we aim to understand the ecological, epidemiological and […]
TXSScan – models and profiles for protein secretion systems
Protein secretion systems are key virulence factors of all major bacterial pathogens with an LPS-containing outer membrane: Shigella, Escherichia coli, Yersinia pestis, Salmonella, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Helicobacter pylori, Vibrio cholerae, etc. Protein secretion systems are […]
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