Analysis of the antimicrobial responses of primary phagocytes of the goldfish (Carassius auratus L.) against Mycobacterium marinum.


The slow growth rate of Mycobacterium spp. that infect humans coupled with a lack of reliable in vitro infection model systems has hindered the progress of research in host cell-mycobacteria interactions. Recent studies have utilized the relatively fast growing Mycobacterium marinum to examine the host-pathogen interface in natural fish hosts. Here we… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.dci.2011.04.007