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Parasites and Microbes

Overview

We are using genomics to get at important problems in infectious disease, with a strong desire to translate this into tools for disease control and elimination, but we are also at the forefront of basic research into microbial ecology, evolutionary genetics and the biology of parasitism.
David Goulding
E.coli adhering via specialized bundle forming pili to a loose matrix around the collar Trichuris eggs. This helps the E.coli to colonize the region and eventually leads to complete degradation of the polar mucus plug, which is essential for hatching and releasing the parasitic worm inside.

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