Enterobacteriaceae Pangenomes Offer Look at Antimicrobial Resistance Reservoirs in Natural Populations
Sequence data on more than 800 farm or wastewater Enterobacteriaceae isolates suggested pangenome dynamics may be influenced by geography and environmental niches.
Genomics Links Fecal Transplant Recipient Infections to Drug-Resistant E. Coli in Donor
With genome sequencing, investigators tracked down a sole stool donor carrying the same multi-drug resistant form of Escherichia coli found in two FMT recipients with bacteremia.
Researchers Explore Pathogenic, Drug-Resistant E. Coli Population Adaptation Strategies
Based on sequences for hundreds of E. coli ST131 lineage isolates, researchers propose a model that involves negative frequency-dependent selection on accessory parts of the genome.
Point-of-Care Molecular Diagnostic Platform That Skips Need for Amplification Being Developed at UCLA
The nucleic acid diagnostic platform they are developing doesn't require expensive optics, and it could be available as a manufacturing prototype in about a year.
Poultry-Adapted E. Coli Implicated in Subset of Urinary Tract Infections
Using meat and clinical samples collected prospectively over a year, researchers found evidence for poultry-to-human transmission of Escherichia coli sequence type 131.