Representation of the micro-environmental factors influencing replication and bacterial pathogenesis ofY. enterocoliticastrains WA-314 and 8081. Strain WA-314 appears to be better adapted than 8081 strain, probably by counteracting more efficiently the bactericidal activities of the host immune cells. The growth of strain 8081 may be also inhibited by the direct effect of bacteriocins produced by strain WA-314 bacteria. The thickness of the arrows reflects the strength and efficiency of the depicted processes.
Garzetti et al. BMC Genomics 2012 13:467 doi:10.1186/1471-2164-13-467