Beijing Genomics Institute sequences new pathogenic E. coli strain

The Beijing Genomics Institute have sequenced the new strain using Illumina technology. Their report, which I will not reproduce, can be read here.  The sequencing confirms the combination of Shiga toxin and enteroaggerative pathogenicity factors reported by the Robert Koch Institute. The speed of the sequencing is also a remarkable testament to the power of modern sequencing technologies and associated Bioinformatics platforms.

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