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Joseph Sorg Department of Biology, Texas A&M University, USA
2 protocols

Michael B. Francis
  • Department of Biology, Texas A&M University, USA
  • 2 Author merit

Education

M.S. in Biotechnology, Johns Hopkins University, 2008

Current position

Graduate student, Department of Biology, TEXAS A&M University

Publications

  1. Francis, M. B., Allen, C. A., Shrestha, R. and Sorg, J. A. (2013). Bile acid recognition by the Clostridium difficile germinant receptor, CspC, is important for establishing infection. PLoS Pathog 9(5): e1003356.
  2. Francis, M. B., Allen, C. A. and Sorg, J. A. (2013). Muricholic acids inhibit Clostridium difficile spore germination and growth. PLoS One 8(9): e73653.
2 Protocols published
Virulence Studies of Clostridium difficile
Authors:  Michael B. Francis and Joseph A. Sorg, date: 12/20/2013, view: 4605, Q&A: 0
Clostridium difficile (a Gram-positive, spore-forming, strict anaerobe) can colonize antibiotic-treated hosts (McFarland, 2008). Antibiotics alter the composition of the normal, benign microbial flora which leads to loss of colonization ...
EMS Mutagenesis of Clostridium difficile to Identify Strains with Germination-null Phenotypes
Authors:  Michael B. Francis and Joseph A. Sorg, date: 12/20/2013, view: 5319, Q&A: 0
Clostridium difficile is a Gram-positive, spore-forming, strict anaerobe and the leading cause of antibiotic-associated diarrhea (McFarland, 2008). Germination by C. difficile spores is the first step in pathogenesis. Thus, ...