Colonization of chicks by motility mutants of Campylobacter jejuni demonstrates the importance of flagellin A expression.

@article{Wassenaar1993ColonizationOC,
  title={Colonization of chicks by motility mutants of Campylobacter jejuni demonstrates the importance of flagellin A expression.},
  author={Trudy M. Wassenaar and Bernard A.M. van der Zeijst and Roger Ayling and D G Newell},
  journal={Journal of general microbiology},
  year={1993},
  volume={139 Pt 6},
  pages={1171-5}
}
Campylobacter jejuni strain 81116 contains two flagellin genes, flaA and flaB. Wild-type (WT) bacteria express flaA only, but flaB can be expressed under certain conditions. We have determined the importance of flagella for colonization of the avian caecum, which appears to be the natural environment for these bacteria. Mutants in which flaA or flaB, or both had been inactivated, and motility variants, were investigated. Flagella are not a requisite for colonization, but mutants lacking both… CONTINUE READING

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