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Bacterial transmission tactics

Genome sequencing of Mycobacterium abscessus strains that infect the lungs suggests a possible shift in the bacterium's mode of infection from environmental acquisition to human transmission. This finding has clinical implications.

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Figure 1: Possible change in the transmission mode of a bacterial infection.


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Strong, M., Davidson, R. Bacterial transmission tactics. Nature 543, 495–496 (2017).

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