Adhesion of DAEC and C. freundii to HeLa cells. Adherence to HeLa cell monolayers after 3 hours of incubation is intensified when DAEC and C. freundii are inoculated together. A – typical diffuse adhesion of DAEC strains, when in monoculture; B - enteroaggregative C. freundii showing an aggregative adherence pattern, identical to the aggregative adherence of EAEC strains; C, D - adherence assays with cocultures of C. freundii and DAEC.
Mansan-Almeida et al. BMC Microbiology 2013 13:22 doi:10.1186/1471-2180-13-22