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PLoS Pathogens Issue Image | Vol. 16(4) May 2020

PLoS Pathogens Issue Image | Vol. 16(4) May 2020

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The plague bacillus blocks the flea proventriculus.

Yersinia pestis induces, resists and then consolidates the formation of a bactericidal matrix in the flea’s proventriculus, which hastens its transmission to the mammalian host. In this fluorescence image, myriad of GFP+ Y. pestis are entrapped in a mass fulfilling the anterior spineless region and the spined region (that autofluoresces in yellow) of the proventriculus. Here, the mass also extends in the esophagus. Dewitte et al

Image Credit: Sebbane F

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The plague bacillus blocks the flea proventriculus.

Yersinia pestis induces, resists and then consolidates the formation of a bactericidal matrix in the flea’s proventriculus, which hastens its transmission to the mammalian host. In this fluorescence image, myriad of GFP+ Y. pestis are entrapped in a mass fulfilling the anterior spineless region and the spined region (that autofluoresces in yellow) of the proventriculus. Here, the mass also extends in the esophagus. Dewitte et al

Image Credit: Sebbane F

https://doi.org/10.1371/image.ppat.v16.i04.g001