PLoS PATHOGENS: Mahan & Heithoff discover particularly dangerous Salmonella

April 23, 2012

A recent discovery of “hypervirulent” Salmonella bacteria has given UC Santa Barbara researchers Michael Mahan and Douglas Heithoff a means to potentially prevent food poisoning outbreaks from these particularly powerful strains. Their findings, in a paper titled “Intraspecies Variation in the Emergence of Hyperinfectious Bacterial Strains in Nature,” have been published in the journal PLoS Pathogens. READ MORE (UCSB Featured News)

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Salmonella typhimurium (red) invades cultured human cells in this color-enhanced scanning electron micrograph.
Credit: Rocky Mountain Laboratories, NIAID, NIH