Dr David Ussery | Discovering New Groups of E. Coli Bacteria

Sep 20, 2023 | biology, health and medicine

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Escherichia coli – more commonly known as E. coli – is a leading cause of diarrhoea-associated hospitalisation. However, E. coli does not always cause disease. Alongside thousands of other bacterial species, E. coli lives inside and on the surface of the human body. Numerous different strains of E. coli have been identified by analysing their genomes. Read More

Original Article Reference

Summary of the paper ‘Mash-based analyses of Escherichia coli genomes reveal 14 distinct phylogroups’, in Communications Biology, doi.org/10.1038/s42003-020-01626-5. A video of the clustering can be found here: figshare.com/articles/media/Supplementary_Movie_1/13105235

Financial support for the research described in this project was provided by the National Institute of Health / National Institute of General Medical Sciences, the National Science Foundation, Award No. OIA-1946391, and the Helen G. Adams and Arkansas Research Alliance Endowment.


For further information, you can connect with Dr David Ussery at DWUssery@uams.edu

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