ABSTRACT Light sensing has been extensively characterized in the human pathogen Acinetobacter baumannii at environmental temperatures. However, the influence of light on the physiology and pathogenicity of human bacterial pathogens at temperatures found in warm-blooded hosts is still poorly understand. In this work, we show that Staphylococcus aureusAcinetobacter baumannii, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa (ESKAPE) priority pathogens, which have been recognized by the WHO and the CDC as critical, can also sense and respond to light at temperatures found in human hosts.



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Citation: M. R. TuttobeneJ. F. PérezE. S. PavesiB. Perez MoraD. BiancottiP. CribbM. AltilioG. L. MüllerH. GramajoG. TamagnoM. S. RamírezL. DiacovichM. A. Mussi