In vivo Colonization Profile Study of Bordetella bronchiseptica in the Nasal Cavity
FEMS Microbiology Letters
Bordetella bronchiseptica chronically infects a wide range of mammals, and resides primarily in the nasal cavity of the infected host. Multiple virulence factors of Bordetella species have been studied in the context of lower respiratory tract infections, but relatively less is known about the bacterial life cycle in the nasal cavity. Evidences were discovered for Bvg intermediate (Bvgi) phase expression in vivo and that the major adhesin filamentous hemagglutinin plays a major role in the colonization of B. bronchiseptica in the unciliated olfactory epithelia of the nasal cavity.
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Oxford University Press
Irie, Yasuhiko and Yuk, Ming H., "In vivo Colonization Profile Study of Bordetella bronchiseptica in the Nasal Cavity" (2007). Biology Faculty Publications. 202.