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Double Agents: Engineered Bacteria Tackle Pathogenic Biofilms in Mice
Mycoplasma pneumoniae with pathogenic genes replaced by biofilm-degrading ones enhance survival in a mouse model of ventilator-associated pneumonia.
Double Agents: Engineered Bacteria Tackle Pathogenic Biofilms in Mice
Double Agents: Engineered Bacteria Tackle Pathogenic Biofilms in Mice

Mycoplasma pneumoniae with pathogenic genes replaced by biofilm-degrading ones enhance survival in a mouse model of ventilator-associated pneumonia.

Mycoplasma pneumoniae with pathogenic genes replaced by biofilm-degrading ones enhance survival in a mouse model of ventilator-associated pneumonia.

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