Infectious Disease Expert On E coli

In Study sheds light on EU outbreak’s E coli family tree, Lisa Schnirring, Center for Infectious Disease Research & Policy writes:

German researchers who were the first to release the initial genome sequence of the Escherichia coli O104:H4 outbreak strain published their in-depth findings yesterday, which found that it differed from a 2001 strain found in Germany, but that both could have evolved from a common progenitor. Infectious disease expert Dr Dag Harmsen, that the group’s work represents the first use of a next-generation sequencing platform.

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