Role of curli and cellulose expression in adherence of Escherichia coli O157:H7 to spinach leaves.

@article{Macarisin2012RoleOC,
  title={Role of curli and cellulose expression in adherence of Escherichia coli O157:H7 to spinach leaves.},
  author={Dumitru Macarisin and Jitendra C. Patel and Gary Roy Bauchan and Jorge A. Gir{\'o}n and Vijay K. Sharma},
  journal={Foodborne pathogens and disease},
  year={2012},
  volume={9 2},
  pages={160-7}
}
Shiga-toxigenic Escherichia coli O157:H7 outbreaks have been linked to consumption of fresh produce. It is generally recognized that bacterial attachment to vegetal matrices constitutes the first step in contamination of fresh produce. Cellular appendages, such as curli fibers, and cellulose, a constituent of extracellular matrix, have been suggested to be… CONTINUE READING