Scott Reiling

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Mucoid strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa that overproduce the exopolysaccharide alginate are a frequent cause of chronic respiratory infections in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. The overproduction of alginate by these strains is often caused by mutations within mucA of the algU mucABCD gene cluster. This gene cluster encodes an extreme stress response(More)
Clostridium difficile, a Gram-positive, spore-forming anaerobic bacterium, is the leading cause of infectious diarrhea among hospitalized patients. C. difficile is frequently associated with antibiotic treatment, and causes diseases ranging from antibiotic-associated diarrhea to life-threatening pseudomembranous colitis. The severity of C. difficile(More)
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