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Adherence Pili of Escherichia Coli 078 Determine Host and Tissue Specificity

  • Eliora Z. Ron
  • Zohar Yerushalmi
  • Michael W. Naveh
Part of the Federation of European Microbiological Societies Symposium Series book series (FEMS, volume 51)

Abstract

Virulent Escherichia coli strains are involved with a variety of clinical diseases and in a broad spectrum of hosts. Often, the types of virulence factors a strain produces determine its ability to survive and multiply in certain organs, or in certain hosts. For example, the presence of a polysaccharide capsule enables the virulent strain that produces it to multiply in the blood stream and vital organs.

Keywords

Virulence Factor Host Specificity Avian Host Good Model System Polysaccharide Capsule 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Eliora Z. Ron
    • 1
  • Zohar Yerushalmi
    • 1
  • Michael W. Naveh
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MicrobiologyTel-Aviv UniversityTel-AvivIsrael

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