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Gut colonization model with Escherichia coli

Escherichia coli is a predominant commensal bacteria of the human intestinal facultative anaerobic flora. However, some strains are responsible for intestinal or extra-intestinal diseases in humans. We use a model to study the ecology of interactions in the short and long term between bacteriophages and a pathogenic strain of E. coli within in a complex microbial environment.  



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Maura D, Galtier M, Le Bouguénec C, Debarbieux L. (2012) Virulent bacteriophages can target O104:H4 enteroaggregative Escherichia coli in the mouse intestine. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 56(12):6235-6242.
Maura D, Debarbieux L. (2012) On the interactions between virulent bacteriophages and bacteria in the gut. Bacteriophage. 2(4):229-233.