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Immunology and Infection

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Infection of Zebrafish Embryos with Intracellular Bacterial Pathogens
 

Infection of Zebrafish Embryos with Intracellular Bacterial Pathogens

Article doi: 10.3791/3781
March 15th, 2012 Usage Statistics

Summary March 15th, 2012

Transparent zebrafish embryos have proved useful model hosts to visualize and functionally study interactions between innate immune cells and intracellular bacterial pathogens, such as Salmonella typhimurium and Mycobacterium marinum. Micro-injection of bacteria and multi-color fluorescence imaging are essential techniques involved in the application of zebrafish embryo infection models.

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