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#15116 : Study of the deficiency in lactose utilization by Shigella strains
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Name of Applicant : Claude Parsot
Date of application : 10-03-2020
Unit : Enteric Bacterial Pathogens
Location : Biotope, 3rd floor
Phone : +33 (0)1 40 61 32 25
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Bacteria of Shigella species are responsible for bacillary dysentery (shigellosis) in humans. A characteristic feature of these bacteria, used for identification purposes, is their inability to use lactose as a carbon source, in contrast to the closely related species Escherichia coli. We recently isolated clones of Shigella exhibiting a Lac+ phenotype on Drigalski medium and we are attempting to identify the gene(s) involved in this phenotype.

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Project Type : Short
Status : Closed
Global Satisfaction for this application : Neutral (3/5)

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