Motility as an intestinal colonization factor for Campylobacter jejuni.

Abstract

The colonization of the intestinal tract of suckling mice by Campylobacter jejuni was examined by orally challenging the mice with a wild-type strain and several nonmotile mutant strains which were isolated after treating the wild-type strain with mutagens. The wild-type strain had colonized the lower portion of the small intestine, the caecum and the colon… (More)

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