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Virulence Factors MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Virulence Factors
Tree Number(s)
D23.946.896
Unique ID
D037521
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D037521
Annotation
coord with specific factors if pertinent
Scope Note
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)
Entry Term(s)
Pathogenicity Factor
Pathogenicity Factors
Virulence Factor
Registry Number
0
Previous Indexing
Virulence (1967-2002)
See Also
Virulence
Public MeSH Note
2003
History Note
2003
Date Established
2003/01/01
Date of Entry
2002/07/03
Revision Date
2020/05/27
Virulence Factors Preferred
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