Escherichia coli O104:H4
Brief summary - Escherichia coli O104:H4
Escherichia coli O104:H4 is an enteroaggregative Escherichia coli strain of the bacterium Escherichia coli, and the cause of the 2011 Escherichia coli O104:H4 outbreak. The O in the serological classification identifies the cell wall lipopolysaccharide antigen, and the H identifies the flagella antigen. Analysis of genomic sequences obtained by BGI Shenzhen shows that the O104:H4 outbreak strain is an enteroaggregative E. coli (EAEC or EAggEC) type that has acquired Shiga toxin genes, presumably by horizontal transfer.
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