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Gene Sequence Of Deadly E. Coli Reveals Surprisingly Dynamic Genome

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January 25, 2001
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The just completed genome sequence of a deadly type of Escherichia coli bacteria suggests that the microbe frequently picks up new DNA from other bacteria and bacterial viruses, including genes that may help explain why this organism is exceptionally virulent and sometimes difficult to treat.

The just completed genome sequence of a deadly type of Escherichia coli bacteria suggests that the microbe frequently picks up new DNA from other bacteria and bacterial viruses, including genes that may help explain why this organism is exceptionally virulent and sometimes difficult to treat. The results of this sequencing project, supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), are reported in the upcoming January 25 issue of Nature.


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NIH/National Institute Of Allergy And Infectious Diseases. "Gene Sequence Of Deadly E. Coli Reveals Surprisingly Dynamic Genome." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/01/010125082330.htm (accessed April 23, 2014).

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