The Brucella pathogens are polarized bacteria

Charles Van der Henst, Marie de Barsy, Angeles Zorreguieta, Jean-Jacques Letesson, Xavier De Bolle

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Brucella pathogens are responsible for brucellosis, a worldwide zoonosis. They are facultative intracellular pathogens characterized by their asymmetric division and their unipolar growth. This growth modality generates poles with specialized functions (through polar recruitment of polar adhesins or of cell cycle regulators) and progeny cells with potentially different fates. © 2013 Institut Pasteur.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)998-1004
Number of pages7
JournalMicrobes and infection : a journal on infectious agents and host defenses
Issue number14-15
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2013

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