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Researchers from the University of California, San Diego, and the University of Cairo have fully decoded the Escherichia coli EDL933 genome — a representative of E. coli serotype O157: H7, which can cause food poisoning and has been implicated in cases that occurred at Jack-in-the-Box restaurants in the US in 1993 and a Japanese school in 1996. This particular strain was isolated ground beef that was linked to a 1982 outbreak in Michigan.

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