Causative Agent

Some articles on agent, causative agent:

Mycoplasma Pneumoniae - History
... pneumoniae was historically known as "Eaton's agent" ... rather than a bacterium, when Eaton and colleagues cultured the causative agent of human primary atypical pneumonia (PAP) or "walking pneumonia" ... This agent could be grown in chicken embryos and passed through a filter that excluded normal bacteria ...
Virulence Factor
... of other bacteria including Escherichia coli Vibrio cholerae (causative agent of cholera) Clostridium perfringens (common causative agent of food poisoning as well as gas gangrene ... Some bacteria, such as Streptococcus pyogenes (causative agent of scarlet fever and many other conditions), are able to break down the host's immunoglobulins using proteases ... structure of many bacterial cells including Neisseria meningitidis (causative agent of meningitis) ...

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