Molecular Koch's postulates applied to microbial pathogenicity.

@article{Falkow1988MolecularKP,
  title={Molecular Koch's postulates applied to microbial pathogenicity.},
  author={S. Falkow},
  journal={Reviews of infectious diseases},
  year={1988},
  volume={10 Suppl 2},
  pages={
          S274-6
        }
}
  • S. Falkow
  • Published 1988
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Reviews of infectious diseases
  • Microbial genetics and molecular cloning now permit us to routinely isolate specific genes from a variety of microbial pathogens. Obviously not all genes from pathogenic microorganisms play a role in pathogenicity or virulence. Just as Koch's postulates were formulated to identify the causal relationship between an organism and a specific disease, the notion is presented here that a form of molecular Koch's postulates is needed when examining the potential role of genes and their products in… CONTINUE READING
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