The Escherichia coli gene pool

Dougan, Gordon, Haque, Ashraful, Pickard, Derek, Frankel, Gad, O'Goara, Peadar and Wain, John (2001) The Escherichia coli gene pool. Current Opinion in Microbiology, 4 1: 90-94. doi:10.1016/S1369-5274(00)00170-3

Author Dougan, Gordon
Haque, Ashraful
Pickard, Derek
Frankel, Gad
O'Goara, Peadar
Wain, John
Title The Escherichia coli gene pool
Formatted title
The Escherichia coli gene pool
Journal name Current Opinion in Microbiology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1369-5274
Publication date 2001-02-01
Year available 2001
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1016/S1369-5274(00)00170-3
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 4
Issue 1
Start page 90
End page 94
Total pages 5
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Wild Escherichia coli are superbly adapted to survive in the intestines of their mammalian hosts and in the environment. E. coli K12 derivative (MG1655) encodes 4288 potential genes that provide the background genetic framework of this species. Particular E. coli clonal types encode additional chromosomal and extrachromosomal genes that facilitate the ability of E. coli to adapt to new environments. These additional genes are often clustered, have related functions (for example, virulence-associated genes in pathogenicity islands) and may be integrated at specific sites on the E. coli chromosome.
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Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
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