sources for restriction enzymes (at this website):
||Escherichia coli is Gram stain negative
||Escherichia coli is a facultative anaerobe
||Escherichia coli is motile via peritrichous flagellae
||Bacteria; Proteobacteria; Gammaproteobacteria; Enterobacteriales;
|Industrial uses or economic implications:
||More than any other bacterium, Escherichia
coli is the workhorse of modern biotechnology. Escherichia
coli is commonly used for everything from cloning
DNA fragments for research to production of biotech products.
||Escherichia coli is a common bacterium that is
normal flora of the intestinal tracts of humans and animals.
Although most Escherichia coli are non-pathogenic
E. coli O157:H7 produces a powerful toxin and can
cause severe illness.
Disclaimer: This information is presented as is. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, please check current reference material prior to growth or handling of microorganisms.
|Human health and disease:
||Escherichia coli can cause infection in other
parts of the body, especially the digestive and urinary