NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – In Nature Genetics, an international team described its sequencing-based efforts to find and track global strains of enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli, or ETEC, the culprit in some 400 million infectious diarrhea cases annually.

The researchers characterized hundreds of ETEC isolates collected in 20 countries globally between 1980 and 2011 using whole-genome sequencing, phylogenetics, and other analyses.

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