Being able to take up DNA from their environment might allow pneumococcal bacteria to colonize the human nose and throat for longer periods of time.

Original publication

DOI

10.7554/elife.30734

Type

Journal article

Journal

eLife

Publication Date

08/09/2017

Volume

6

Addresses

School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom.

Keywords

Nose, Pharynx, Humans, Bacteria, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Hydrogen Peroxide, DNA, Bacterial, Adaptation, Biological, Genes, Bacterial