Genetic diversity and population structure of Escherichia coli isolated from freshwater beaches.

@article{Walk2007GeneticDA,
  title={Genetic diversity and population structure of Escherichia coli isolated from freshwater beaches.},
  author={Seth T. Walk and Elizabeth W Alm and Lisa M Calhoun and Janice M Mladonicky and Thomas S. Whittam},
  journal={Environmental microbiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={9 9},
  pages={2274-88}
}
Escherichia coli is an important member of the gastrointestinal tract of humans and warm-blooded animals (primary habitat). In the external environment outside the host (secondary habitat), it is often considered to be only a transient member of the microbiota found in water and soil, although recent evidence suggests that some strains can persist in temperate soils and freshwater beaches. Here we quantified the population genetic structure of E. coli from a longitudinal collection of… CONTINUE READING
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