PLoS ONE volume 9, issue 6, Pe98367 2014 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0098367 View full text
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Yolande Bertin, Christiane Deval, Anne de la Foye, Luke Masson, Victor Gannon, Josée Harel, Christine Martin, Mickaël Desvaux, Evelyne Forano

Abstract: Enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) are responsible for outbreaks of food- and water-borne illness. The bovine gastrointestinal tract (GIT) is thought to be the principle reservoir of EHEC. Knowledge of the nutrients essential for EHEC growth and survival in the bovine intestine may help in developing strategies to limit their shedding in bovine faeces thus reducing the risk of human illnesses. To identify specific metabolic pathways induced in the animal GIT, the transcriptome profiles of EHEC O157:H7 …

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