TABLE 2.

Preferential site of M. avium subsp. paratuberculosis invasion of the intestinal mucosae of C57BL/6J mice

TimeConcn of bacteria (CFU/g of intestinal tissue)a
Peyer's patch segmentsNon-Peyer's patch segments
4 h3.6 ± 0.44.1 ± 0.8
24 h8 ± 29.3 ± 1.7
  • a Number of colonies in 1 cm of terminal ileum. Each value is the average for five mice (three segments per mouse). P > 0.05 for all comparisons.