Identification of Population Bottlenecks and Colonization Factors during Assembly of Bacterial Communities within the Zebrafish Intestine

@article{Stephens2015IdentificationOP,
  title={Identification of Population Bottlenecks and Colonization Factors during Assembly of Bacterial Communities within the Zebrafish Intestine},
  author={W. Zac Stephens and Travis J. Wiles and Emily S. Martinez and Matthew Jemielita and Adam R. Burns and Raghuveer Parthasarathy and Brendan J. M. Bohannan and Karen Guillemin},
  journal={mBio},
  year={2015},
  volume={6}
}
ABSTRACT The zebrafish, Danio rerio, is a powerful model for studying bacterial colonization of the vertebrate intestine, but the genes required by commensal bacteria to colonize the zebrafish gut have not yet been interrogated on a genome-wide level. Here we apply a high-throughput transposon mutagenesis screen to Aeromonas veronii Hm21 and Vibrio sp. strain ZWU0020 during their colonization of the zebrafish intestine alone and in competition with each other, as well as in different… 
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