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 DeCS Categories

D23 Biological Factors .
D23.946 Toxins, Biological .
D23.946.896 Virulence Factors .
G02 Chemical Phenomena .
G02.111 Biochemical Phenomena .
G02.111.570 Molecular Structure .
G02.111.570.080 Base Sequence .
G02.111.570.080.708 Repetitive Sequences, Nucleic Acid .
G02.111.570.080.708.330 Interspersed Repetitive Sequences .
G02.111.570.080.708.330.330 Genomic Islands .
G05 Genetic Phenomena .
G05.360 Genetic Structures .
G05.360.080 Base Sequence .
G05.360.080.708 Repetitive Sequences, Nucleic Acid .
G05.360.080.708.330 Interspersed Repetitive Sequences .
G05.360.080.708.330.330 Genomic Islands .
G05.360.340 Genome .
G05.360.340.024 Genome Components .
G05.360.340.024.425 Interspersed Repetitive Sequences .
G05.360.340.024.425.500 Genomic Islands .
G06 Microbiological Phenomena .
G06.930 Virulence .
 Synonyms & Historicals
Virulence Factors .
Factors, Pathogenicity .
Factors, Virulence .
Pathogenicity Factors .
Those components of an organism that determine its capacity to cause disease but are not required for its viability per se. Two classes have been characterized: TOXINS, BIOLOGICAL and surface adhesion molecules that effect the ability of the microorganism to invade and colonize a host. (From Davis et al., Microbiology, 4th ed. p486) .
/pathogenicity .
/infectivity .
/virulence .
Used with microorganisms, viruses, and parasites for studies of their ability to cause disease in man, animals, or plants. .
Virulence .
Pathogenicity .
The degree of pathogenicity within a group or species of microorganisms or viruses as indicated by case fatality rates and/or the ability of the organism to invade the tissues of the host. The pathogenic capacity of an organism is determined by its VIRULENCE FACTORS. .
Genomic Islands .
Anchored Genomic Islands .
Genomic Islets .
Pathogenicity Islets .
Symbiosis Islands .
Symbiosis Islets .
Anchored Genomic Island .
Genomic Island .
Genomic Island, Anchored .
Genomic Islands, Anchored .
Genomic Islet .
Island, Anchored Genomic .
Island, Genomic .
Island, Pathogenicity .
Island, Symbiosis .
Islands, Anchored Genomic .
Islands, Genomic .
Islands, Pathogenicity .
Islands, Symbiosis .
Islet, Genomic .
Islet, Pathogenicity .
Islet, Symbiosis .
Islets, Genomic .
Islets, Pathogenicity .
Islets, Symbiosis .
Pathogenicity Island .
Pathogenicity Islet .
Symbiosis Island .
Symbiosis Islet .
Pathogenicity Islands .
Distinct units in some bacterial, bacteriophage or plasmid GENOMES that are types of MOBILE GENETIC ELEMENTS. Encoded in them are a variety of fitness conferring genes, such as VIRULENCE FACTORS (in "pathogenicity islands or islets"), ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE genes, or genes required for SYMBIOSIS (in "symbiosis islands or islets"). They range in size from 10 - 500 kilobases, and their GC CONTENT and CODON usage differ from the rest of the genome. They typically contain an INTEGRASE gene, although in some cases this gene has been deleted resulting in "anchored genomic islands". .