Bacterial evolution: The road to E. faecium pathogenesis


originally a gut commensal organism, it emerged as a leading cause of hospital-acquired infections in the 1980s. Here, Gilmore and colleagues use a genome analysis-based approach to obtain insights into the changes that drove this switch in bacterial lifestyle. Previous work had found that commensal and hospital-acquired strains show great variation (more… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/nrmicro3126