Study Unravels Patterns of Pseudomonas Evolution in Infections

Study Unravels Patterns of Pseudomonas Evolution in Infections

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Study Unravels Patterns of Pseudomonas Evolution in Infections

Pseudomonas aeruginosa, the chief bacterial agent in cystic fibrosis (CF) lung infections, follows certain characteristic patterns of evolution, a new study reveals. “A long-standing lore in the cystic fibrosis field says that each patient’s infection tells a unique story, and that Pseudomonas evolves in unpredictable ways,” Jennifer Bomberger, PhD, said in a press release. Bomberger is senior author of the study and a professor at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. “By using tools of evolutionary biology,…

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