Molecular Characterization of Campylobacter Virulence Genes
Pathogenicity in campylobacters remains poorly defined, especially at the genetic level, where few genes encoding virulence factors have been characterised. The role toxins play in campylobacter pathogenesis is equivocal but some strains of Campylobacter jejuni and C. coli are haemolytic on blood plates and in contact assays. This haemolytic activity may play a role in pathogenesis as it does for many other species.
KeywordsIron Uptake Blood Agar Plate Iron Acquisition Haemolytic Activity Periplasmic Binding Protein
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