A Study on Pathogenic Microbe Interactions of Bacteria by Using Scanning Electron Microscopy

  • Bistel Alonso, Valeriano Ramírez, Glauco Santana


The host-pathogen interaction is defined as how microbes or viruses sustain themselves within host organisms on a molecular, cellular, organismal or population level. This term is most commonly used to refer to disease-causing microorganisms although they may not cause illness in all hosts. Because of this, the definition has been expanded to how known pathogens survive within their host, whether they cause disease or not. This study was designed to investigate the interaction of bacteria, isolated from infants with persistent diarrhea with ileal and colonic mucosa utilizing the scanning electron microscopy.