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Virulence Factors

"Virulence Factors" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Those components of an organism that determine its capacity to cause disease but are not required for its viability per se. Two classes have been characterized: TOXINS, BIOLOGICAL and surface adhesion molecules that effect the ability of the microorganism to invade and colonize a host. (From Davis et al., Microbiology, 4th ed. p486)


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Virulence Factors" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Virulence Factors" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 347 publications over 29 distinct years, with a maximum of 37 publications in 2014
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