NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A team of researchers from the US Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory studied the series of changes that occur in the mouse gut as mice are infected with Salmonella enterica. As they reported in PLOS One yesterday, S. enterica infection disrupts the commensal bacteria in the gut, further aiding the pathogen's establishment, and leads to metabolic changes.

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