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The controlled chaos of shifty pathogens.


Bacterial pathogens use novel mechanisms to vary their surface structures. Three new genome sequences provide a perspective on these mechanisms in Borrelia burgdorferi, Neisseria meningitidis, and Campylobacter jejuni, which cause
lyme disease, meningitis and gastroenteritis, respectively.

Curr Biol. 2000 Jun 29;10(13):R498-501. [1]