About this Research Topic
Campylobacteriosis is a food-borne infection caused by members of Campylobacter mainly C. jejuni and C. coli. Recently, campylobacteriosis is considered one of the most important causative agents of bacterial gastroenteritis. As poultry is considered as the main infection source in many countries, several control strategies were implemented to eradicate the bacterial pathogen in the poultry industry. In recent years, other environmental sources have been reported to contribute to human infection and they include soil, drinking water, and manure. Despite the ability of this food-borne pathogen to grow only inside the animal host, these bacteria can develop survival strategies by adapting to different environmental stresses such as fluctuations of oxygen, temperature, biotic interactions, and starvation.
Biofilm formation and interaction with other bacteria can also have an influence on bacterial survival outside the host. Therefore, comparing the ecology of Campylobacter in different environments could provide a better understanding of the infectivity of surviving bacteria to humans. Implementing high-throughput technologies such as genome sequencing in this context will allow a better understanding of the variations in survival strategies among different Campylobacter strains. This combined approach could clarify the direct and indirect role of Campylobacter ecology in the transmission of Campylobacter to humans.
In this Research Topic we welcome research articles, notes, and review articles which focus on but not restricted to:
1. Genome sequencing in different ecological niches
2. Proteomic analysis under different environmental conditions.
3. Metagenomic and metaproteomic study of Campylobacter.
4. Different mechanisms of Campylobacter survival.
5. Biofilm formation and pathogenesis
Keywords: Campylobacteriosis, Biofilm Formation, Campylobacter Ecology, Proteomic Analysis, Genomics
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