In vivo murine model of DL infection measuring the ability of L. lactis expressing SdrF to establish a DL infection.

(A) Adherence of control (MG1363 pOri) or SdrF-expressing L. lactis (MG1363 SdrF) to DL following implantation and infection. *, P<0.05. (B) Adherence of control (MG1363 pOri) or SdrF-expressing L. lactis (MG1363 SrdF) to tissue surrounding the DL following implantation and infection. *, P<0.05.