• Scientists study salmonella swimming behavior as clues to infection

    2 days ago - By ScienceDaily

    Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium bacteria commonly cause human gastroenteritis, inflammation of the lining of the intestines. The bacteria live inside the gut and can infect the epithelial cells that line its surface. Many studies have shown that Salmonella use a 'run-and-tumble' method of short swimming periods punctuated by tumbles when they randomly change direction, but how they move within the gut is not well understood.
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