Research project Vibrio bacteria are part of the normal microflora of marine animals. However, they also cause deadly diseases in over 40 different fish species resulting in large economical losses in fish farming.
For example, Vibrio anguillarum causes a deadly blood poisoning in marine fish. The fish scales are covered with a mucus layer that traps the bacteria and eliminates them from the skin when the mucus is renewed. Our research group is the first to analyze how bacteria bind and colonize the mucus layer of fish skin. This is important for understanding the mechanism behind how bacterial microflora found on marine animals become pathogens.
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