Microb Pathog 2019 Jan 10;126:310-317. Epub 2018 Nov 10.
State Key Laboratory of Agricultural Microbiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, Hubei, 430070, China; Key Laboratory of Preventive Veterinary Medicine in Hubei Province, The Cooperative Innovation Center for Sustainable Pig Production, Wuhan, Hubei, 430070, China; Key Laboratory of Development of Veterinary Diagnostic Products, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of the People's Republic of China, Wuhan, Hubei, 430070, China; International Research Center for Animal Disease, Ministry of Science and Technology of the People's Republic of China, Wuhan, Hubei, 430070, China. Electronic address:
Pili have been demonstrated to contribute to the pathogenicity of many bacterial pathogens. Flp pilus encoded by the tad locus belongs to the type IVb pilus. Our previous study has revealed that the intact tad locus is essential for Flp pilus formation in Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae, a very important porcine respiratory pathogen. Read More