Schlievert comments on new bacterial genome study

Schlievert comments on new bacterial genome study

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Monday, April 14, 2014
flesh-eating bacteria binds to human cell

Patrick Schlievert, a UI microbiologist who first described flesh-eating bacteria in 1987, said a new study pinpointing the four mutations that changed the harmless organisms into gruesome infectious pathogens shows that future mutations will depend on gene movement.

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