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New insight into bacterium responsible for life-threatening disease in humans

New insight into bacterium responsible for life-threatening disease in humans

E. coli can colonise the intestinal tract of cattle
"This study illustrates how rigorous experimental design, coupled with advanced data analysis and modelling expertise, is fundamental to successful scientific discovery"
E. coli can colonise the intestinal tract of cattle and cause disease in humans

A new study published today in PLOS Pathogens by scientists at the Moredun Research Institute, the University of Edinburgh, Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland and international partners, has shown that a specific toxin produced by naturally-occurring E. coli bacteria helps these bacteria colonise the intestinal tract of cattle and increases transmission of the bacteria to other animals in the herd.

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