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Guide to the various phylogenetic classification schemes for Escherichia coli and the correspondence among schemes

Clermont, Olivier; Gordon, David; Denamur, Erick


Numerous tools allowing the rapid and universal identification of the clones/clonal complexes/ phylogroups of Escherichia coli have been developed, as it is a commensal of the vertebrate gut, a major pathogen in veterinary and human medicine, and a bacterial indicator of faecal contamination. The ability to identify clones/clonal complexes/phylogroups is crucial, as a strain’s ecological niche, lifestyle and propensity to cause disease vary with its phylogenetic origins. There are currently...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Microbiology (UK)
DOI: 10.1099/mic.0.000063


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