Pathogenicity mechanisms of prokaryotic cells: an evolutionary view.

@article{Souza2003PathogenicityMO,
  title={Pathogenicity mechanisms of prokaryotic cells: an evolutionary view.},
  author={Cristina Paiva de Souza},
  journal={The Brazilian journal of infectious diseases : an official publication of the Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases},
  year={2003},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={23-31}
}
The success of pathogenic microbes depends on their ability to colonize host tissues and to counter host defense mechanisms. Microorganisms can produce overwhelming infection because of their relatively short generation times, and because they have evolved powerful mechanisms for generating phenotypic diversity as an efficient strategy for adapting to rapidly responding immune system defenses and the broad range of polymorphisms characteristic of different host tissues. Bacterial evolution may… CONTINUE READING
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