How would a {eq}\textbf{"persistor"} {/eq} E.coli be different genetically from a transformed E.coli?


How would a {eq}\textbf{"persistor"} {/eq} E.coli be different genetically from a transformed E.coli?


E.coli or Escherichia coli is a large and diverse group of bacteria that normally lives in the intestines of humans and animals, but can also be found in the environment, contaminated foods, and fouled water. Most strains are harmless (some can even keep one's digestive system healthy) while others can lead to food poisoning and diarrhea. Some other symptoms include urinary tract infections, respiratory illness and pneumonia, and other illnesses. These symptoms may be severe enough to cause death.

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"Persistor" E.coli bacteria are dormant bacteria that are tolerant of antibiotics. These bacteria are found among nonresistant populations...

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Escherichia coli (E. coli) as a Model Organism or Host Cell


Chapter 6 / Lesson 16

Escherichia coli, better known as E. coli, is a mammalian gut bacteria frequently used by scientists as a model organism or host cell to research biological phenomena with the intention of applying discoveries to other biological species. Explore the past and present of E.coli outbreaks, implications of genetic manipulation, and how model organisms assist with biological research.

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