E. coli

Molecular Epidemiology and Phylogeny of Human and Animal pathogenic     Escherichia coli


One of the focal points of this project group is the molecular typing of intestinal and extraintestinal E. coli isolates of human and animal origin. Apart from the ascertainment of virulence gene patterns of an extensive culture collection, studies most importantly focus on the determination of population structures of various E. coli pathovars by way of Multi-locus-sequence-typing (MLST), so also on the analysis of selected virulence associated gene sequences.  Following are the related research projects undertaken currently: