Researchers identify the secret genetic weapon of Clostridium difficile

Posted by on August 16, 2016 3:07 pm
Categories: health

A trio of researchers has identified the location of the genes that control production of toxins that harm people infected by Clostridium difficile bacteria. The gene locus, agr1, forms part of a signaling communication system that produces a small molecule that, in turn, tells the rest of the population to turn on their toxin genes.

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