Virulence of 32 Salmonella Strains in Mice

@article{Swearingen2012VirulenceO3,
  title={Virulence of 32 Salmonella Strains in Mice},
  author={Matthew C. Swearingen and Steffen Porwollik and Prerak Desai and Michael McClelland and Brian M. M. Ahmer},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2012},
  volume={7}
}
Virulence and persistence in the BALB/c mouse gut was tested for 32 strains of Salmonella enterica for which genome sequencing is complete or underway, including 17 serovars within subspecies I (enterica), and two representatives of each of the other five subspecies. Only serovar Paratyphi C strain BAA1715 and serovar Typhimurium strain 14028 were fully virulent in mice. Three divergent atypical Enteritidis strains were not virulent in BALB/c, but two efficiently persisted. Most of the other… 

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