Cholera bacteria found to form an aggressive biofilm to kill immune cells

Monday, June 12, 2023 - 10:33 in Biology & Nature

Bacteria harness the power of communities. A research group at the University of Basel, Switzerland, has now discovered that the bacterial pathogen that causes cholera forms a novel type of bacterial community on immune cells: an aggressive biofilm that is lethal for the cells. The study, recently published in the journal Cell, provides new insights into the infection strategies of pathogens.

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