Salmonella pathogenesis and host-adaptation in farmed animals

Stevens, Mark P. and Kingsley, Robert A. (2021) Salmonella pathogenesis and host-adaptation in farmed animals. Current Opinion in Microbiology, 63. pp. 52-58. ISSN 1369-5274

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Abstract

Salmonella is an animal and zoonotic pathogen of global importance. Depending on pathogen and host factors, infections can be asymptomatic or involve acute gastroenteritis or invasive disease. Genomic signatures associated with host-range, tissue tropism or differential virulence of Salmonella enterica serovars, and their variants, have emerged. In turn, it is becoming feasible to predict invasive potential, host-adaptation and zoonotic risk of Salmonella from sequence data to improve outbreak investigation, risk assessment and control strategies. Functional annotation of Salmonella genomes has accelerated with the screening of high-density mutant libraries, revealing host-specific, niche-specific and serovar-specific virulence factors. As natural hosts and reservoirs, farmed animals provide powerful insights into host-adaptation and pathogenesis of Salmonella not always evident from surrogate rodent or cell-based models.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: microbiology,microbiology (medical),infectious diseases ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2400/2404
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Biological Sciences
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2021 00:11
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2021 00:11
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/81014
DOI: 10.1016/j.mib.2021.05.013

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