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Amoeba Host Model for Evaluation of Streptococcus suis Virulence ▿

By Laetitia Bonifait, Steve J. Charette, Geneviève Filion, Marcelo Gottschalk and Daniel Grenier


The Gram-positive bacterium Streptococcus suis is a major swine pathogen worldwide that causes meningitis, septicemia, and endocarditis. In this study, we demonstrate that the amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum can be a relevant alternative system to study the virulence of S. suis

Topics: Methods
Publisher: American Society for Microbiology
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