Author(s): LoiselMeyer S, Jimnez de Bags MP, Bassres E, Dornand J, Khler S,
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Abstract A mutant of Brucella suis bearing a Tn5 insertion in norD, the last gene of the operon norEFCBQD, encoding nitric oxide reductase, was unable to survive under anaerobic denitrifying conditions. The norD strain exhibited attenuated multiplication within nitric oxide-producing murine macrophages and rapid elimination in mice, hence demonstrating that norD is essential for Brucella virulence.
This article was published in Infect Immun
and referenced in Journal of Bioterrorism & Biodefense