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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