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Mar 28, 2019

Chlamydia trachomatis is the most common sexually transmitted bacterial disease in the U.S. Chlamydia infections in women can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease, and in the worst cases ectopic pregnancy or sterility.

C. trachomatis are obligate intracellular bacteria, which has made studying the genetics of virulence...

Mar 7, 2019

Vibrio cholerae causes a severe gastrointestinal illness that leads to massive fluid loss that can be fatal.

These bacteria are normally found in the marine environment, but they can spread rapidly through human populations and cause large epidemics. V. cholerae are able to coordinate their activities by “talking”...