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Characterization and rapid identification of phylogroup G in Escherichia coli, a lineage with high virulence and antibiotic resistance potential

Clermont, Olivier; Dixit, Ojas; Vangchhia, Belinda; Condamine, Benedicte; Dion, Sara; Bridier-Nahmias, Antoine; Denamur, Erick; Gordon, David

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The phylogeny of the Escherichia coli species, with the identification of seven phylogroups (A, B1, B2, C, D, E and F), is linked to the lifestyle of the strains. With the accumulation of whole genome sequence data, it became clear that some strains belong to a group intermediate between the F and B2 phylogroups, designated as phylogroup G. Here, we studied the complete sequences of 112 strains representative of the G phylogroup diversity and showed that it is composed of one main sequence type...[Show more]

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Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/197075
Source: Environmental Microbiology
DOI: 10.1111/1462-2920.14713

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