Table 2

Potentially phase-variable genes in N. meningitidis strain MC58, listed by functional category.

Functional category Previously known New
Outer-membrane proteins6: NMB0442, NMB0926, NMB1053, NMB1429, NMB1465, NMB1636 6: NMB0182, NMB1277, NMB1985, NMB1994, NMB1998, NMB2104
LPS 2: NMB1929, NMB20322: NMB0624, NMB1836
Pilus 3: NMB0049, NMB0218, NMB18470
Iron acquisition 1: NMB1668 2: NMB1540, NMB1988
Toxins and related 0 2: NMB1407, NMB1969
Capsule 1: NMB0067 0
Restriction/modification systems 0 6: NMB0726, NMB0831, NMB1032, NMB1223, NMB1261, NMB1375
Bacteriophage/ bacteriocin 0 4: NMB0098, NMB0961, NMB1080, NMB1783
Others 0 5: NMB1140, NMB1379, NMB1723, NMB1734, NMB1913
Conserved hypothetical proteins 2: NMB0312, NMB1525 12: NMB0415, NMB0432, NMB0471, NMB0486, NMB0593, NMB1265, NMB1543, NMB0970, NMB1634, NMB1741, NMB1760, NMB1893
Hypothetical proteins 1: NMB1507 10: NMB0032, NMB0065, NMB0300, NMB0368, NMB0488, NMB1275, NMB1489, NMB1786, NMB1931, NMB2008
Total16 49