Commensal and Pathogenic Escherichia coli Metabolism in the Gut.

@article{Conway2015CommensalAP,
  title={Commensal and Pathogenic Escherichia coli Metabolism in the Gut.},
  author={Tyrrell Conway and Paul S. Cohen},
  journal={Microbiology spectrum},
  year={2015},
  volume={3 3}
}
E. coli is a ubiquitous member of the intestinal microbiome. This organism resides in a biofilm comprised of a complex microbial community within the mucus layer where it must compete for the limiting nutrients that it needs to grow fast enough to stably colonize. In this article we discuss the nutritional basis of intestinal colonization. Beginning with basic ecological principles we describe what is known about the metabolism that makes E. coli such a remarkably successful member of the… CONTINUE READING

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