Exploring the chicken embryo as a possible model for studying Listeria monocytogenes pathogenicity

  title={Exploring the chicken embryo as a possible model for studying Listeria monocytogenes pathogenicity},
  author={J. Gripenland and C. Andersson and J. Johansson},
  journal={Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology},
  • J. Gripenland, C. Andersson, J. Johansson
  • Published 2014
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
  • Listeria monocytogenes is a bacterial pathogen capable of causing severe infections in humans, often with fatal outcomes. Many different animal models exist to study L. monocytogenes pathogenicity, and we have investigated the chicken embryo as an infection model: What are the benefits and possible drawbacks? We have compared a defined wild-type strain with its isogenic strains lacking well-characterized virulence factors. Our results show that wild-type L. monocytogenes, already at a… CONTINUE READING
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